Happy Mother’s Day!
To the moms among my followers, I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy quality time with your kids. But my own mom just happens to be the best, and cards never say what I feel, so the following is a personal tribute:
You are the greatest mother a girl could wish for. From the start, you’ve surrounded me with unconditional love, faith, and wisdom. I’m not sure which of those is the most important, but you gave me each one beyond measure. From a quiet bedside kneeling that was my altar call with you sometime in kindergarten, your example of faith helped mine to never waver. Your “come let us reason together” approach to solving problems completely replaced discipline and instilled critical thinking skills into my young mind. You made learning fun and made me a lover of books from early childhood. You made sure I had the best you could give, even if resources were slim. Books, healthy food, and a great education were always in your budget. You encouraged me in every endeavor, from ballet lessons to graduate school. And when our circumstances made grad school look practically and financially impossible, you did the amazing task of pulling everything together. I never would have earned my degrees without you. Through all the ups and downs, you’ve been there loving me. I can never thank you enough.
We share so much from our personalities to our favorite colors to our taste in movies. (Though you have far better taste in music than I do.) I could go on and on about how great you are and how great our life together has been so far. And while a mutual coffee addiction, long witty conversations, and your Jeep give us a lot in common with our favorite Gilmore Girls…There’s another place in our dvd library that I like for us even more:
Because you always told me in such a beautiful way that long before I was born, you hoped and prayed for a daughter, and that your deepest joy came the day I was born. To be born and live in your love is a powerful gift that has been my greatest joy. In a world which is far from an ideal place to be female, our home is an island of our own. I’m so proud to be your daughter, carrying your name out into the world, and with your love and support behind me, I sometimes feel like a superheroine.
With all my love, Happy Mother’s Day!