May 11, 2014
I remember when I was a child, we would spend all month in school creating the absolutely perfect gift for our mothers, and then sneaking them home to surprise her on Mother’s Day. And I can say with certainty and a bit of embarrassment that my Mom has kept some of those gifts. You know, the poems, paintings, etc. But now as I’ve gotten older, I know that Mother’s Day isn’t just about a gift. It’s about so much more. I’ve always known how important my Mother was, but I don’t think it was until I moved out and was on my own, that I realized how much she truly does for me and my brother, and how blessed we are to have a Mother that is involved in all aspects of our lives. My Mom is the one I confided in when I thought something was evolving with Randy (my now husband) and myself almost 4 years ago, it was my Mom who I called when I got my first bad grade in University, okay who am I kidding, I called my mom almost 3 times a day when I was away in University, and it was her who told me to keep my chin up and keep striving to do my best, because that’s all I could do. My Mom means the world to me, and I am so thankful that her and I have such a close-knit relationship. I don’t know where I would be today without the love and support that my Mom has shown me since day 1.
And now, for the very first year, I get to wish not just my Mom a happy Mother’s Day but also my Mother-In-Law. I love that I have two incredible, godly women in my life, who continuously encourage me in all that I do, and want nothing but the best for me. My Mother-In-Law, has treated me as if I were her own daughter from day one, which I am so blessed by, as my parents lived in a different country when I was in University, and it was so wonderful to have a home to go to where I felt beyond welcome. (I know my parents appreciated this love as well).
So to both of my Mothers, thank you. Thank you for laughing with me, encouraging me, always loving me, and giving me a beautiful example of the kind of mom I want to be (someday in the far future). You are both such incredible women and I couldn’t imagine my life without either of you.