The Mothers in my life


To the mother of my boys…

It was just over 11 years ago where I was holding your hand and watching an amazing show of strength and commitment as you brought our first born into this world.  While I know it wasn’t you first child, it was mine and it was incredible.  At that point I had already known you were going to be a fantastic mother, in fact that was one of the things that drew me to you.  I know I joked about staying out in the hall, or in the lobby, I wasn’t about the leave your side.

Today, you are still the incredible mother I saw when we first met.  Your choices, not always easy ones, have often been the best ones.  You continue to be an inspiration to me in parenting, and choices I make are often tempered with guidance I got from you during our years together.  The result speaks for itself, we have two wonderful children that provide more joy in my life than I could think possible.  And I have to say, it is because of you.

Happy Mother’s Day!


To my mother-in-law…

You supported us through the years with your love and your affection.  You have offered stability, compassion, and motivation in the face of adversity, which has helped keep me going and growing.   As for our boys, they treasure the moments they share with you, their grandmother.  It is a thrill for me to see the excitement that they show before and after visiting with you.  You show such patience and support as they share their latest skills and stories with you.  We all look forward to our next visit.  Thank you for continuing to accept me, it means so much to me.

Happy Mother’s Day!


To my mother…

There is no greater force in the world than the love of a mother.  I have seen it and I have experienced it.  You continuously drop everything to aid your children.  Throughout the years, all thirty-nine of them, you have been there to listen to my tears of joy or my tears of sorrow.  You have provided advice and guidance to many of life’s challenges, and it is clear to me that I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for you.  Thank you.

With the birth of our first child you also became a grandmother, far too young for many but some things can’t be helped.  However, as the perfect mother you are also a perfect grandmother (a.k.a. Nana).  The boys have such stories from the adventures at your house, reminds me of the times I spent with my grandparents and those are memories of a blessed life.

Happy Mother’s Day!


To my grandparents, aunts, and friends…

As mothers you have been the vessel the brought life into this world, and that is no small feat.  Yet, none of you stopped there.  You continue to show love and affection to the children in your life, not always your own.  I have seen and experienced the mothering attention shared with my boys and with me over the years, and that is something special.  You have heard said that it takes a community to raise a family, well, I am proud to say I have a strong and loving community of mothers so when I grow up I know I will be something special, and I also know that my boys are in good hands.

Happy Mother’s Day!


A Rose for mothers
To the mothers in my life … all my love.

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