Sunday, August 24, 2008

To my mother...

I have been meaning to creating this post for several days now, but I never had the time to do it any justice. On August 20 my mom celebrated another year of her life, and what a fantastic life it is! My mom has always been and will always be my hero, my role model, my mentor, my favorite! For Summer's bday, I listed 18 things that I loved about her...but listing "44" things about my mom will take way to long, so I will just share some of the highlights:

1. She loves her children unconditionally. Regardless of how stupid we are or how bratty we act, mom loves us.

2. She taught me and continues to teach me everything I need to know. Even when I reached the age of "I am so much smarter than my parents" I continued to learn from my mother's example.

3. She has a strong testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and is firm in her convictions. Never once have I ever doubted my mother's faith. If she wasn't sharing her testimony with us, she was showing us through the way she lived her life.

4. She is the most creative woman ever made. From wood-work to cakes to sewing to scrapbooking, my mom can do it all...and she will do it better than you!

5. She loves my dad. I remember my parents dancing in the kitchen, smooching before dad left each morning, and holding hands. She showed me what a successful marriage is and how to maintain it.

I believe Abe Lincoln said it best: "All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother."

Happy Belated Birthday Mom! I love you THIS MUCH!

1 comment:

cindy said...

best present ever thanks...and aren't you glad I'm not getting any older so you will never have to come up with 50 reasons!!!