My mama

I write about being a mom all the time… so this Mothers Day I want to write about having a mom.

This is mine:

{and levi made her a grandma… gigi to be precise.}

I love her.

She held me when I needed to be held.

She helped me to stand and always celebrated my growth.

She showed me what it looks like to be a stylish woman. (Check out those awesome shades!)

She kept me warm through Oregon winters.

She took me overseas to far-away places and helped me to discover the world.
{here we are on a short stint living in fiji.}
She taught me what it means to be beautiful on the inside and out.

She played with me and gave me hugs when I needed them.

She’s always loved me and stood behind me.

I also love this mum – my Australian mother-in-law Sylvia. She’s the one who gave me my beloved. I couldn’t be more grateful.

How in the world I got so lucky to have two amazing women in my life to call mom I will never know. But this Mothers Day it’s my privilege to honor them and say thank you for being who you are: mom and mum.

Dear friends, what’s the best thing about your own mom? And, if you’re a mom yourself, I hope you have an amazing day celebrating with your family and friends.



Bloggers for Birth Kits update: 210 kits donated, 33 posts spreading the word, 192 links on facebook, and tons of #B4BirthKits tweets. Yay! (I can’t wait for our accounts office to open back up on Monday so we can get a new count!!)

About Author

Adriel Booker is an author, speaker, and advocate based in Sydney, Australia who believes storytelling, beauty, and the grace of God will change the world. Adriel has become a trusted voice in areas of motherhood and parenting, Christian spirituality, and global women's issues. She's also known for her work with the Love A Mama Collective—serving under-resourced women in developing nations through safe birth initiatives—as well as her years spent as a Bible teacher and leadership coach. Her latest book is Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and she's made the companion grief journal available for free. Find Adriel across all social media platforms at @adrielbooker or sign up for LoveNotes, Adriel's 'secret posts' that aren't published anywhere else online. ✌️


  • Melissa (Confessions of a Dr. Mom)
    8 May 2011 at 5:11 am

    What a beautiful post and tribute to your mom and mum. I hope you have a most wonderful Mother's Day. XO

  • Tiffany Larson
    8 May 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Your mom IS a beautiful, wonderful woman, Adriel. Happy Mother's Day!


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