For my Mother...
Each night I get to put Jack down to bed we always pray first and then I sing to him the little song,
"You Are My Sunshine"
Tonight I did the same, and then thanked him for making me a Mommy.
I remembered why I sing that specific song to him. It's the song my Mom always sang to me.
I (like my Mom) can't carry a tune. That's his Daddy's job.
But I (like my son) didn't care. It is a very special memory of mine and I cherish the thought that Jack will carry that memory of us as well.
So many things change when you become a Mom. And each year you are a Mom something new changes because our little ones change and we change as well. And this Mom thing is hard.
Yes it is amazing
On and on.
But it is down right hard. And no one will tell you different. And it doesn't change darn thing about how much you love it. It's just a fact, it's hard.
And I didn't know this until I became a Mom and I could never really understand how to appreciate my Mom until I became a Mom.
Boy was that eye-opening!
So, instead of a card that I will seal into an envelope for only my Mom's eyes to see....
I'm putting it into my blog so the entire world can read what my Mom means to me. And no, I won't be able to put it all on here, it would take days. But these are just a few of the things I want to say:
Mom, thank you. Thank you for....
Teaching me about Jesus
Teaching me about tithing
Teaching me how to share
how to be a friend
how to have compassion.
Thank you for sacrificing time for yourself
money for yourself
new things for yourself
so I could have what you felt I needed and or wanted.
Thank you for amazing home made food
Thank you for letting me be a vegetarian and making separate meals
I now know what that took
Thank you for having us sit at the table and eat together
Thank you for bringing me my books and homework to school when I forgot
Thank you for coming to every volleyball game I ever played in
(you say you missed one, but I don't remember because in my mind you were always there and you were the only Mom that was)
Thank you for letting me make mistakes
For putting up with my nasty teenage daughter attitude
For listening to me cry when some dumb boy broke my heart
For listening to me gush about the man I fell in love with
Thank you for praying for my future spouse all those years
Thank you for your example, along with Daddy's, about what a Godly marriage looks like
Thank you for kissing each other
and loving each other
and respecting each other
Thank you for being willing to drop everything to be with me when I need you
You are still the first person, after Trevor, who I go to
You are my sounding board
You give and give and give
and I just don't know how to repay you
I have tried by giving you a grandson...and hopefully someday I can give you more grandchildren
Because you are the best Grandma in the whole world
And I am so thankful that I had you as a Mom to show me how to be a Mom
You are the perfect example
in my eyes
And I will always come to you for your advice and want it
because, hey...I turned out good! :)
I love you more than I could ever, ever say. And now everyone else knows how amazing you are too!
Happy Mother's Day Mommy. You are truly the best.