As Mother's Day approaches, it's a time for me to really reflect on all that you do.
This is not something I do once a year, but every day.
You have taught me more than I could ever even began to explain.
You have taught me about life, and how not to take it to seriously, but to always work hard.
You taught me about death, and how it doesn't have to be the end of my world, but the start to a new beginning.
You taught me about happiness, and even in the hardest times of my sadness, you always had the right words to give me the strength and courage I needed to know that it was going to be okay.
You've shown me what being a true woman really means, which is nothing less than following your heart, staying strong, always being independent, and to truly put others before yourself, as you always did with us.
I know that my sister and I stressed you out, pulled on your heartstrings a time or two, and maybe even made you want to rip all of of your hair out,but I truly hope that you understand that doing those things made us learn to respect you, and the one time I seen you cry, was the only time I ever wanted to. Hurting my mom was the last thing I EVER wanted in this world, because I knew it was the last thing you ever wanted to see for me.
When I asked you how you were the other day you replied with all the positive things going on in our lives, and you ended the sentenced with "All of my babies are happy & healthy, so I am the happiest I can be"
That statement just proves the type of person that you have been, and always will be. Joyful and kind, and finding happiness in that of your children.
If anyone would ever question me on what I would change about my mother, my answer would simply be "nothing". I have been so blessed to have never had any doubt of disappointment that I was lucky enough to call you mom. If I could change one thing, it would only be your address, as being 1600 miles away from you is the hardest thing I have ever had to endure.
I pray that one day, I will be at least half of the mother you were to me. I pray that my smile be the favorite thing my child likes to see, as your smile is/was for me. I hope that everyday we as children can make you as happy as you have made us, and of course that we made you proud.
Because again, we could NEVER be more proud to call you, ours.
Happy Mother's Day Momma.
This is your 23rd Mother's Day, but the first as a mother with 3 girls. I hope that this year of becoming a "Mommy" all over again after 18 years has been one of perfection for you. It's a gift to have a mother like you, but it's even more of a gift to watch you be a mother in my adult age. I could have never asked for a more perfect example, or manual as to what a mother should look like. It's such a blessing to our family.
I hope your day is wonderful, happy, relaxing, and perfect.
I am so sorry this is another Mother's Day I won't be by your side but we are together, everyday, no matter how far the maps say.
I love you.