Sunday, May 10, 2009

I Love You, Momma!

Dear Mom,

I will never be able to express in words how grateful I am to have you as my mom. I couldn't have asked for a better one! You have taught me so many things and are such a major part of who I am today. Thank you for:

*kissing my boo-boos and taking care of me when I was (frequently) sick. I remember you being up with me in the middle of the night, sitting in the bathroom with the hot shower running, trying to prevent me from actually coughing up a lung during my many bronchitis episodes. (And while we're on the subject, thanks for the genes that produced that cough to begin with. Anyone who's heard us cough can never doubt that I am your daughter. But, hey, it always helps me find you in a store...just follow the hack...) To this day, you can still help me feel better, even over the phone.

*"helping" me with all of my school projects. I recall some sort of farm (or something like that...) complete with rows of corn and grass made out of those little toothpicks with the plastic on the ends. Great idea. I also remember staying up all night working on my magazine in 8th grade. You had quite the knack for the comic/ad section...

*teaching me how to drive. Thanks for being patient with my left turn - I caught on eventually. Thanks for calling me your best driver (even though that title has now been revoked...)

*teaching me about Jesus. Thanks for always making sure that we were at church growing up. That foundation has been the rock from which my faith has grown. For that, I will be eternally grateful.

*making me hummingbird cakes for my birthday. SOOOO yummy!

*giving me an example of what it means to be a Godly wife. I hope that I get to try to follow your example some day.

*always being willing to pluck my eyebrows, even to this day! And even when you are tired and you would rather not.

*always being willing and available to be a listening ear. I know that you will always be there for me (even if I can't get an opinion out of you...)

*being so supportive of me and the path that I am walking with my life - even though it means that we aren't in the same state.

*fixing all the broken things in my house! Sorry I have not quite picked up your handy genes. I will keep working on it!

*working so hard all of these years to help provide for all of my needs and so many of my wants. Thanks for helping to make it possible for me to go to an amazing college and be debt-free on the other side. (Thanks to you, too, Dad! Watch the blog on Father's Day)

There are so many more things about you that I am thankful for, but those are a few. You are an amazing mom, and I am thankful that God blessed me with you. I hope that I have children that will think that same about me one day. Happy Mother's Day!! I love you!


Annie said...

We are both pretty fortunate. You have an AWESOME Mom and I got an AMAZING sister-in-law.

pam said...

I would most definitely agree :)!! love me some momma!