Mad for…Deedy

There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a great one. –Jill Churchill

As the month of May progresses, I find myself looking around my life and appreciating all the terrific moms that surround me. Today, as I think about our Blessed Mother and how thankful I am for her intercession on our behalf, I find myself wanting to share with you a little about a stunningly beautiful mom of four named Deedy.

Sunny, generous and incredibly kind, Deedy is the wife of a talented and very bright guy named Ted, but everyone I know calls him “Doc.” Her children are Luke, Matt, Jake and Olivia. Each one of those four kiddos are more charming, athletic and talented than the last. Just like their mother, they have beautiful smiles. What’s even more special is that they clearly care a great deal about one another– and are stunningly supportive of each other as well. Good parenting? I’d say “heck yes!”

Deedy was my first high school team mom mentor. I asked her every dumb question about handling high school kids, senior nights, end of year banquets and she helped me along patiently and laughed at me only a little. She’s unbelievably selfless and truly gracious with her time and energy. Going completely out of her way for the benefit of other people’s children is just the way she rolls. She’s nurturing to every child she meets. So thoughtful is Deedy that even if she’s upset, she’ll likely never let on. Her positivity and enthusiasm is second to none!

Deedy, I admire so much about you, but most of all I admire the kind of supportive mom you are to those four beautiful young people! Their love for one another makes my heart happy as an outside observer. Your faithful heart, grace and joyfulness inspires me to work on the same in my own life!

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