Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

Where do I begin? Happy Birthday Mom! I hope you have a great/wonderful birthday. I miss you. Who knew 3 and 1/2 years ago my life would change? You gave me an opportunity to put my life back together. I lived for your advice. I needed guidance and you gave it. Your not worried about hurting my feeling when something needs to be said and you have no idea how much I appreciate that. I'm a much better person because of you. During those 3 and 1/2 years things shifted. We went from being mother and daughter to mother and daughter who are best friends. You've shown me it's ok to have opinions and to say them. You've shown me strength when I thought I didn't have much of it at all. You've helped me look at my relationship with John in such a better way and we have a great relationship because of it. After long trips flying I would come home to a quiet or not so quiet house and I loved every minute of it. I loved our tv time and we never run out of things to say. I've learned it's ok that we have different opinions about things, but I love that you challenge me with questions about the topic and it makes me know why I have that opinion in the first place. I love how your such a caring, giving, and great mom. I know for a fact that no matter how good or bad life is, you will always be there for us. You've taught me the importance of quality time. I now know how quality time or lack of it can make or break any relationship. We have such a great relationship because we always have plenty of quality time. I look forward to it. I knew after a trip we would have that. And your cooking... where do I start? I know you don't care for it but your great at it! I remember one time, I'm not sure what holiday it was, but right when I walked into the house you had a whole meal cooked and ya'll were waiting for me to eat. I wasn't even expecting it. I always know when your cooking it will be delicious!! It's the comfort food. It always smells so good and we always have a great family dinner. So when I smell your food (and it always smells like Mab's) Ihave that comfort that I'm home and it's going to be a good day.Your always giving and making sure we were/are happy. That's the kind of things that make you a great mom. You take such an interest in your kids. I'm sitting here with tears going down my face but as much as I write I can't put into words what you mean to me. So, Happy Birthday mom. Have a great day and I will talk to you soon. I love you

1 comment:

Laurie said...

I will never feel like I deserve you but I will continue to feel blessed by you. Thank you for all the tributes but I have learned from you much more than you realize. You are the greatest. Every birthday I have is fantastic because I get to share them with the absolute most wonderful kids in the world. I love you, baby!