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.
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.
Happy Mother's Day