It’s my birthday, guys! And while that’s fun and exciting for me, I am going to go out on a limb and say it’s probably a pretty special day for my mom too. So, I think it’s only appropriate on this, the day of my birth, to say thank you to my mom!
(Dad, I totally appreciate you too but I feel like 33 years ago today maybe mom was doing the majority of the real work… Props for not letting me be born in the hospital parking lot though!)
My mom is an amazing person and the best mother anyone could ever hope for. She is funny, giving, compassionate, silly, down-to-earth, sentimental, loving, and not afraid to be a little goofy or get her hands dirty. I don’t know if I can really put into words everything that my mom means to me. In fact, I’m certain that I can’t. She lead my Girl Scout troop and attended track meet after track meet and chorus concert after musical. As a family we camped, hiked, sledded, crafted and made many wonderful memories. She encourages adventure and trying new things. My mom has been endlessly supportive, enthusiastic and understanding. Truly, as the saying goes, she has given me roots and wings. I can’t imagine where I would be without her.
I’ve never questioned her love for me but now that I have a daughter of my own, I can really grasp the depth of that love. Hopefully she knows how much she is loved in return.
So, thank you, mom, for giving me life, for all that you have been for me and everything you continue to be as my own little family grows. I am am so thankful for my childhood in large part because of you. You built for us the foundation for lives well-lived. I am so blessed to have you for my mother and incredibly grateful that E has you for her grandmother. We all love you so much and are incredibly thankful for all that you are and all that you do.
Thank you, mom, for everything and happy birthday. <3