Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

"All I am or can be, I owe to my angel mother."
Abraham Lincoln

I just wanted to make note of this day, by thanking my mom for all she has done for me.  She has six kids, four girls and two boys.  And now that I have my own kids, not a single day goes by, that I don't deeply appreciate the way she raised us.  I have such a greater understanding of how she must have felt during those growing up years, being pulled in so many different directions with all your kids being totally oblivious.  She always made us feel loved, important and validated.  I could not be luckier to have her as my mom.

We have always been a happy bunch and I know it's mostly due to the love we felt at home.  I can only hope I am giving my kids the same joyful, stable and secure upbringing that I was given. There is no way I can ever thank my parents enough.  Happy Day Mom!


Jayne Layne said...

Amen sister! I couldn't have asked for a better Mom (and dad). Mom is the epitamy of a lady. i love her!

Happy Mothers day to you too!

Karen said...

You're so nice. I am the lucky one. I had sons and daughters like you guys.
Dad and I have been very blessed to have you all for our children.
Happy Mother's Day to all of you too.


jill said...

You never "get it" until you become a parent yourself. Then you realize what the heck your parents were talking about and how hard they worked! How much they love you and how much they've sacrificed. I'm so grateful that they taught us the gospel and took us to church because that is the greatest thing they could have ever done.

Joanne Brown said...

Wow, what a beautiful family you are! And what beautiful words about your mom! It's so true that until you are a mother yourself, you can never truly understand and appreciate your own mother. Happy belated mother's day!

Rebecca said...

Checking in to say Happy Mother's Day a day late. We had my mom and dad here, it was a wonderful weekend. Your family has so much to be proud of - I love seeing other moms & daughters & sisters who enjoy each other so much.