Glenda Mills

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Mama’s Table

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Mama was Mrs. Southern Hospitality personified!

She absolutely loved being in the kitchen.

No one made biscuits, coffee can bread or cornbread like she did…her mama taught her well.

Southern fried chicken, stewed squash, sweet and sour meatballs, sloppy joes, chicken potpie and chicken and dumplings were a few of the delicious meals she loved to prepare and serve those who graced her table.

Are you hungry yet?

Try adding pound cake, chocolate pudding, peach cobbler, coconut cake, or banana pudding for dessert.  You have a fine southern home cooked meal!

Nothing could match sitting around mama’s table. What precious memories…those times our family and friends lingered there— laughing and  listening to the sounds of love.

Mama’s nurturing gift of love and hospitality blessed not only our family, but countless others who were welcomed into our home at a moment’s notice. Seems like there was always room to squeeze in one more at her table, and when there were no places left…well you were happy to take your plate to the living room or bedroom…. Her love followed you wherever you happened to sit.

Mama went home to heaven three years ago, leaving our family with a rich legacy of faith, hope, and love. How we miss her, but we’ll see her again…on that glad day when God calls His children home.

Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her. There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all. Proverbs 31:28-29 

How grateful I am God gave me a glimpse of His table through my precious mama.

This Mother’s Day I leave you with a song about our Lord’s table.

Gaither videos: Wes Hampton sings There is Always a Place at His Table. 

15 thoughts on “Mama’s Table

  1. . . . and this lovely lady taught her daughter well . . . this is a beautiful tribute to your beautiful mother . . . thank you, Glenda. . . and we will be at that table . . . .

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  2. Beautiful lady, beautiful memories………..how well I remember those times at her table! She always had a smile and good food…….I do remember the sloppy joes! Happy Mother’s Day to you Glenda! I’m looking forward to seeing many precious Lottie people in Heaven!
    Love,
    Sandra

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    • Happy Mother’s Day to you my precious Lottie friend!! I remember those times you came to my home and also the times I was in yours. Were not those just the best days…so so many memories that warm my heart. Yes, Lottie must have a special area in heaven. There are so many there….O what a happy day that will be when we are reunited there with family and friends.

      Thanks for stopping by. I always love your comments.

      Give our love to Jackie and please come see us! It’s your turn!

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  3. Wow, what a blessing! You’ve described your mom just the way she was. Happy Mother’s Day to you.

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  4. This is such a beautiful post, Glenda – and your mom is DARLING!

    Gathering the family around the table is SOOO important and I’m amazed at how rarely it happens anymore in the times we’re living. On Sunday nights we actually serve a home-cooked meal in our house to a rag-tag group of young adults who have no “family” so to speak – broken homes, far from home, etc. We love this age group and hope that by plugging into their lives with a little food and fun and prayer, that we can help them through this transition time into “real” adulthood.

    Happy Mother’s Day to you!

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    • Thanks Becky. Yes my mom was special!  She died last August…was 89 years old. Those memories of sitting around her table are more precious with the passing of time.

      So glad to hear the dinner table is important to you and family!  Sounds like many are being blessed on those Sunday evenings You welcome them into your home and life.  

      Keep up the good work…you are making a difference in the lives of many…myself included!
      Glenda

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  5. Oh Glenda, this brought back some wonderful memories of my grandma’s cooking! Thanks!

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  6. What a touching post… so heart warming.

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  7. Wow, I remember so well all those times at your home and your mother’s cooking and love. Happy Mother’s Day, my love!

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