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!