What do you say to the woman who gave you life, raised you right, and STILL loves you despite the horrible things you have said and done; the fingerpainting on the walls, the 2 am emotional breakdowns, the growing pains and, need I say it, high school? I can only think of a few things.
I love you. Thank you.
Repeat until your mother believes you.
Living in Utah is wonderful. I love the seasons, I love the mountains and I love the people.
But my mom is in Florida and I miss her so much. She is the most wonderful woman I have met and I hope that someday I can be like her. She is selfless and caring. She sacrificed so much for me and my siblings so that we can be the people we are today. She taught me the gospel even when I wasn't interested. She listened when I didn't even know what to say, but needed to say something.
I am so grateful for cell phones. I talk to her nearly every day. So, Mom, I love you. Thank you!
But, I wouldn't be where I am today without another very important mom. To the mother of my wonderful husband, I love you. Thank you. The man you raised is the perfect man for me. Without you, he wouldn't be who he is, so from the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Your sacrifices, your lessons, and your love were not wasted on him. He is a wonderful husband and father and the light in his eyes when he sees our baby girl is the best thing I have ever witnessed. I will be grateful for you every day of my life.
And now, for the first time on the this May the 9th, I am a mom, too. How strange. And I am unabashed in my love for my little girl. I am grateful she came into our lives and I strive to be the kind of mom that my mom was too me. The bar is set pretty darn high. So, to Abigail, I love you. Thank you for choosing our home. We are so glad you joined us and someday, I hope, you will be a mom too.
Happy Mother's Day.