Proverbs 22:6 KJV Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
This year Mother’s day has a whole new meaning to me. Not only is this a day where I celebrate everything that you have done to make me the woman that I have become, but it is now a reminder that I need to step up and be the best mother I can be to my son like you have done for Bobby and I.
- Thank you for loving me in my most unlovable times.
When I threw my temper tantrums and screamed my head off, you still loved me. When I was distant from you, you were still close to me. When I was a rebellious teenager, you still spoke life and hope into my life. You loved me when I didn’t even love myself. Your actions taught me that I wasn’t an unlovable mess; they taught me that anyone could love me if their heart was big enough. Not only that, you also taught me how to love myself the way I was. I know that God’s love is even stronger and even more unconditional but I have a feeling yours is definitely as close as someone can get.
- Thank you for being strong for our family when you probably didn’t want to be.
Our family has been through many trials and because of your strength we have come out closer to each other through all of them. You are the strongest person I will ever know and I can only hope to be as strong as you one day.
- Thank you for your support in EVERYTHING.
Without your support I wouldn’t be where I am today. I wouldn’t be the women I am today without it. Your support means the world to me. It means I must be doing something right. Whether it be going to college to become a missionary or going to school for cosmetology, your support is there. When I found out I was pregnant and was scared, you comforted me and supported me through the whole pregnancy. Even now as I battle depression in Wichita Falls and you fulfill the call on your life in Lubbock, you are still only a phone call away and would drop anything and everything to come be with me if I needed you.
- “I see so much of your mother in you!”
When I was younger I used to find that insulting, but now I know that it is the highest compliment that I could ever receive. Hearing those words (Or some variation of them), means I am going in the right direction with my life. I want to be as close to my son as you are to Bobby and I. I want to be a godly influence in peoples lives like you are to everyone you meet.
Mom I love you more than words can say. You are not only my mother, but you are also my best friend. Thank you for everything you have done for our family and raising us the way you did.
As Always Keep Smiling,