Sunday, May 10, 2015

To My Mom on Mother's Day

Dear Mom,

Thank you for every little little thing -- and big thing --you've done for me.

Thank you for dragging my uncooperative butt to Colorado and forcing us to see nature instead of letting me sit there and reading books in the car.  As a matter of fact, thank you for dragging my uncooperative butt a lot of places.

Thank you for every thank you note you made me write.

Thank you for tough love.

Thank you for "strongly encouraging" me to attempt new things throughout my childhood and teens.

Thank you for forcing me to take music lessons.

Thank you for enlarging our world by sacrificing to take us on amazing vacations and trips.

Thank you for loving me even when I wasn't making the best of choices.

Thank you for the times you said, "I told you so," and the times when you didn't (but wanted to).

Thank you for the unconditional love you still have for me -- and my husband -- and my children.

I am so glad I snagged a photo of this picture when I surprised you for your anniversary.  To have a picture from the first few weeks after my birth is priceless for me, and worth the plane ticket (well, seeing your surprised face was worth the plane ticket, getting to see the photos was the priceless bonus).

I love you.  Always. Forever.

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