Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day and Thank You

I've written this three times today and it never seems to be right. How do you sufficiently honor your Mother and the women who are like your Mother or like a Mother to your own children? I can't get it right.

If nothing else, I make sure that I never forget to say thank you.  Mother's Day may be the best opportunity for it.


Mama -for loving me unconditionally, even at my most unlovable 15 year old self, and showing me how it feels when everything else is wrong and to still have you standing behind me. I try to imitate you constantly and pray that it's working. Your unfailing love is a precious gift that will carry on long after you and me.

My treasured Mother-in-law -- for the care you gave to raising your Son. He is more than I could ever ask for as a husband and father to your grandchildren. No man treats a woman so well if he doesn't love his Mother first.  You mean the world to me, but even more to him and them.   How lucky we are that you're you.

Lana - I hate calling you that, but I was just so dang old when you blessed us I am not sure what else will work. I can't call you my Stepmom. It sounds nothing like what you deserve. You are a Saint and a treasure. Our lives are infinitely better because you're in them.

My West Coast cousins & aunts . . . For never making me feel like an outsider. Every toast, every laugh, every tear is cherished and loved. I'm the luckiest "new girl" ever.

My Sisters - God didn't give my parents another daughter. I'm sure that was grace at it's finest.  But He gave you to me.  Years later, decades later, several years ago. Whenever, wherever, you know who you are.  You inspire me, you humble me, you make the good days better and the hard days more manageable.  My love for you is deep and my admiration is deeper. 

My Babies - You are ridiculous.  I spend every day intermittently yelling at you, begging you to do chores and cracking up laughing at you both.  In the very same moment you can make me crazy and make my heart soar.  You are my soul and my light.  THANK YOU for choosing me to be your Mom.  I am honored and blessed by every minute you give me and never, ever forget to give Thanks for the most important gifts in my life.  Today was perfect.  Tomorrow will be another story.  But I'll always be your Mama.

Happy Mother's Day


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Tara said...

Sounds like your life is full of wonderful people! You are blessed!

MiMi said...

Such a wonderful post!!! Thank YOU! :)

shortmama said...

Sounds like you have a great group of women in your life!

Happy belated Mothers Day!

Cole said...

such a sweet post. and lovely blog. :)
nicole visiting from

Andrea said...

I hope you had a great Mother's day! What a sweet post.

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

What a nice post! Happy (belated) Mother's Day.


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