Sunday, May 8, 2011

Are You My Mother?

Happy Mother's Day!
I love this book. I actually own it from when I was a child. I thought it fit this post perfectly since today is Mother's day. Although I don't need to be searching for my mother, because I know exactly who she is and where she is.
My mom is a wonderful mother that any child would be lucky to have. I don't know how I got so blessed to get such a great mom, but I really am thankful. It is hard to get upset or be mad at her, and whenever that does happen, it doesn't happen for long. Her love is unconditional and you truly can feel it. She is so caring to everyone and has the sweetest personality. My mom is always willing to go that extra mile to make someone feel important and to help whenever possible. She is always there when I need her if I'm upset, mad, or frustrated. She's a wonderful listener. She can always help lighten the mood and put a smile on your face. She has taught me many life lessons and    little things in life as well. She has taught me how to forgive, forget, respect, care, honesty, trust, and most importantly - love. She has worked hard throughout her life from overcoming a tough obstacle when she was younger to raising 3 kids, working, college, and holding down the fort while my dad served overseas. She is a fighter and I love that about her. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't have been here today and I am so happy I am because I was able to be raised by her and find love in my life. So, Thank you Mom! I truly love you more than I can express in words. I just hope when I become a mother, I can be half the mother you were/are to me, my kids will definitely be lucky to have you as a grandma.  Matt loves you just as you love him. He is lucky to have you as a mother-in-law, for you love him as he is your own son. You are just as happy for me whenever he is able to be home and just as sad as me when he needs to deploy/training. I know he knows this and sees this. I hope you have a great Mother's day with Dad, Grandma, and Grandpa. You deserve all the happiness on this day. I miss you and love you so much. Oh yes, and your a fabulous cook! I love anything and everything you make and bake.

To my other mother, my mother-in-law.

 I see how you have raised Ricky, Matt, and James over the past 7 years and you have done such a great job. I'm sure there are rough times and hard times, but every family goes through struggles you handle it all so well. You have taught your boys about life, respect, what's most important in life(family), and love. I am more than positive there are other little things that have been taught as well. I can tell you, that whatever you said to them or however you raised them before I came into the picture, it has worked on Matt and I see it. He is a great man, so loving, warm, caring, willing to lend a hand to anyone, and loves to share a conversation with anyone regardless or wealth, race, or ethnicity. That is something which cannot be learned in school, but by a great mother. Matt loves you very much and has the highest respect for you. In his eyes and heart, you cannot be replaced, nor would he want to replace you. You have encouraged him to do well and supported him through everything. Now, as for me - you have been there for me when Matt went through boot camp, updating me on his current situation, available to talk, helped me with getting a job at the good ol' IHOP and most importantly, welcoming me into your family as if I had already belonged. I thank you for that and allowing me to have your son. I love you and miss you as well!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mothers out there!


  1. Very nice. Thank you for taking the time to write a beautiful Mother's Day note. Love Dad

  2. Hi Bridget and Matt. I am glad you two are back together again.
    Bridget, I don't know if dad told you but I responded back to your blog on Sunday. Somehow it didn't go through though. I don't know if Grandpa had some sort of blocker on his computer. After trying to awhile I got frustrated. I thought I would respond from home, so that is what I am doing. A few days late, but I am responding. I know what I am saying tonight in this blog isn't what I wrote Sunday, but I hope I responded to your whole blog entry.
    When I read your blog, I got all teary eyes It is so beautiful what you wrote. You always know the right words to say for anything or any occasion. All the words come naturally to you because they come from your heart. You should design sayings for cards and sell them.
    You are an amazing daughter, person and friend with a big heart. I love you for who and what you are. Don't change anything about you.
    Matt, thank you for marrying Bridget. Did I ever tell you that you are my favorite son-in-law? Thank you for supporting her and taking care of her.
    For now I better say so long. I still have to study tonight. I will be able to follow your blog this weekend.
    Thank you again for your beautiful entry honoring me, and making me feel special.

    I love both of you,

  3. Dad, No problem, I was waiting for this day to do this for her.

    Mom, dad did not tell me that you tried to write a message. Maybe you just needed to type in a security word? I know that on some of the other blogs I follow, I have to type in the security word to prevent spam commenters. But you would have saw that under the comment you wrote before it got published. I did not see a comment, only the one you just now wrote. You are very welcome and Im glad you enjoyed reading it. It did all come from the heart, as always. Thanks for all the sweet comments. Have a good study session. I should be doing the same, but just trying to spend time with Matt more lately. I will probably call you or text you before the weekend. I love you

  4. Hi Bridget,
    Every time I read this it brings tears to my eyes, and makes me miss you even more. Why did you and Matt have to move so far away?
    I am sorry I haven't been keeping up with your blog. I have been very busy with school and more school. Today I decided not to bring any school work how or do anything related to school when I got home. I will try to read more of your blog later on when school is out. I do like that fact you finally got a water softener.
    You and Matt take care of yourselves. Do you have any plans for Memorial Day? I will call you this weekend.