Here is my Happy Mother's Day to you mother!
For all the times you made me go to school when I felt bad, thank you because in that I learned sometimes you just have to keep going even when you think you can't.
For all the times you let us have friends over to spend the night and for the ungodly amount of cheesedip and Dr. Pepper we consumed, thank you because in that I learned to have an open door to my home now and to welcome and feed any who come in.
For all the times you cooked us dinner after you worked all day and let me vent to you about my day and what happened at school, thank you because now I realize you were tired and probably craved silence and I can give my children the same opportunities at the end of my day because you did that for me.
For all the times you took us to church and made sure we were there and participated in trips and camps, thank you because in the struggles of life I have come to realize that the foundation of the Bible and church developed my relationship with the One True God that I desperately depend on today.
For all the times you took care of our grandparents or gave to others, thank you because it's all I know to love my neighbor and to try to think of others more than I think of myself.
As I have found myself moving on in my own motherhood journey I now realize more than ever how unselfishly you gave to us girls as we grew up. There is no hallmark card that can say thank you enough and no gift that can say thank you enough for all you did for us and continue to do even still.
While I now understand there is no perfection that is attained in motherhood I do know you did all you could to love us and let us go. Thank you for believing in me, supporting me and most of all unconditionally loving me as I married, had children and now try to raise them to do the very same thing one day. Happy Mother's Day mom!! I love you...