I have to work on Mother’s Day so I won’t be able to see either of my mother’s but I wanted to let the world know how special Mother’s Day is to me.
I never used to take Mother’s Day seriously, ya know Mom would always get the flowers at church that I was so jealous about cause I could never have them and I used to do what everyother kid did…make paper hearts with huge letters saying “I love you Mom”, but I don’t think I realized how important Mother’s Day was until just a few years ago. Granted I am still only 21, but those short 21 years of my life I owe to my mother. I am sure you have heard of woman that are the peacemakers, the ones that endure it all for other people instead of themselves, the ones that don’t care what other people think and will stay true to themselves, and the ones that will never gossip or speak ill of anyone throughout their whole lives! If it is hard for you to imagine this kind of woman then you haven’t met my mother. There is not a single person on this earth that I look up to more than my mother. She is and will forever be my hero and role model. I hope I can become half the mother she is! Thanks for shaping me into the women I am today and for many years to come. I love you Mom!
Oh I am not done yet! I have another Mother that came into my life last year that I charish and love. I think you could smell her cooking all the way from the beginning of Boulder Lane. My mother in law is not like a mother in law to me at all. She is like a mother! From the first time I met her, her arms were open to me. I don’t know how I got so lucky but this wonderful women is unlike any other women I have ever known. Who makes 10 meals from scratch every single day? (Oh and when I saw scratch I mean grinding her own wheat to make her bread)…Vicki does! Who goes to every single game of every sport that all of her children played?…Vicki does! Who drives for hours and hours on end just to see her children and give them a hug?…Vicki does! Who always has a moving seminary lesson planned for the wonderful kids in Mattawa?…Vicki does! Who always puts her family first no matter what the circumstance?…Vicki! If you can’t find her in the kitchen you can find her downstairs in the sewing room. If she had the time I think she would sew an outfit for each little african child (and I am totally not kidding you). Thanks Vicki for being such a great example and mother to me. I have a lot to learn from you. I love you.