Behind the Scenes

January 28, 2014

Behind the Scenes

Today, I’m over at “Behind the Scenes” where we take a photograph & tell the story behind it.

Mom & Me on My Wedding Day


This is my beautiful Mother hugging me after I’d made my vows to my husband, Tyler.

September 10, 2011:

The day I married Tyler, became a Step Mamma, made the best decision of my life & I married my best friend~the man God chose for me.

This picture shows the sheer joy of a mother who prayed this day would come! 

What this picture doesn’t show, is how my mother walked with me every step of the way:

How she carried me in her womb at a time when she could have chosen otherwise.
How she named me & loved me before I was ever born. 
How she prayed for me, every single day of my life.
How she taught me the Love of Jesus & the importance of pleasing Him. 
How she guided me, using God’s Word.
How she sacrificed to make my dreams come true.
How she cried as she watched me make choices I would one day regret.
How she grieved & prayed for me to see my own worth.
How she prayed I would find strength to walk away from the life I was living. 
How she wondered if she had somehow failed as a mother.
How she rejoiced as she saw me finally embracing my self-worth.
How proud she was at my academic & career accomplishments.
How over-joyed she was to meet Tyler & to watch how he treats me.
How grateful she is to see how much Tyler loves & respects me.
How satisfied she is to know in her heart I married the right man.
No, to the average person, this picture doesn’t say all that, but to me, it does.

To me, this picture speaks of the beauty of a Godly Mother’s heart & the beauty of a God who’s Grace is sufficient for me, Who’s love & forgiveness abounds & who’s healing can make something beautiful from something shattered.

The picture speaks of MY Mother, MY best friend, MY prayer warrior & MY inspiration to one day be a Godly mamma myself.

Mom, I’m so immensely grateful God blessed me with YOU. As you have walked with God, you have led by example & it’s through your example that I’ve come to see the kind of woman, wife & Mother I want to be. You see, I learned it all from you.  For all you are, all you’ve ever said, given & done; words seem so empty, even meaningless, yet I still want to say, thank you.  I love you! ♥



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  1. Mel on January 28, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    I love this…what a beautiful tribute to your mom. Blessings and hugs to both of you today!

    • Satin P on January 28, 2014 at 8:55 AM

      Thank you, Mel for stopping by today. I feel so blessed to have such an amazing Mother. ♥

  2. Mary on January 28, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    A simple ‘Thank you’ hardly seems enough to express how you touched this mom’s heart, Bestie. I love you to the moon, beyond & back. ♥♥

    • Satin P on January 28, 2014 at 9:05 AM

      That’s precisely how I felt writing this… words just seem so small. I love you to the moon… beyond & back! ♥

  3. Martha G. Brady on January 28, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    great post satin! lovely words for your mom!

    btw, have you read lisha epperson at all? i think you would love her posts…she started as a stepmom too…but couldn’t get pg. she is further along in her journey and it has been a very interesting one to say the least. she wrote a 30 series on it in october!

    off the top of my head i can’t quote the name of her blog…i’ll get the words tangled. googling her name will bring it up i’m sure.

    • Satin P on January 30, 2014 at 7:32 AM

      Thank you for stopping by, Martha. I looked Lisha Epperson up & subscribed to her emails. Thank you for the tip! 🙂 ♥

  4. Naomi on January 29, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Your mom is such an inspiration! She is an example to myself and to all the mothers out there of what a mother should be. She has raised you to be a strong women who loves the Lord. I pray I can do the same for my girls. I can only hope to have a wonderful relationship with my daughters as you both have with each other.

    • Satin P on January 30, 2014 at 7:34 AM

      Sweet Friend, thank you for your precious note. I am confident of this one thing: you have raised your daughters to love Jesus & to walk in His ways. Taught perfection? No. Taught Truth? Yes. He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it! I have no doubt your daughters are influenced greatly by your love for Jesus!! You’re an amazing mamma!! I’m so proud of you! xoxo

  5. Sam on January 30, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Beautiful – the photo, the words, and your Mom.

    • Satin P on January 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM

      Thank you, Sam ♥

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