This is a picture of me and my mommy. It was taken 5 years ago, but is probably the most recent picture I have of just the two of us. I love her. I've always loved her. But, I began to appreciate her more once I had my own children.
I am the second oldest of 5. My parents had 3 girls, and decided to try just "one more time" for a boy. Then they got twin boys. Ask and you shall receive!
I am just like my mother in almost every way. We look alike, we sound alike, and (Heaven help the world!) we have the same sense of humor. She's taught me how to be a mom, a friend, and how to serve others. She's held my hand on my medical roller coaster, and told me everything would be okay, even though I'm sure she was more scared than I was.
My kids called my mom "mean Grandma" for a while, because I learned how to raise and creatively discipline my children, from her. I'm sure they'll thank her one day, when they have children, and often receive compliments on their behavior. I know I thank her now!
I love you Mommy! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!
I hope all you other wonderful mommies out there are having an absolutely wonderful day! Personally, I am trying out my "ask for the opposite of what you want" theory. So, here's hoping there is tons of fighting, crying, tantrums, and messes for me to clean up. That...is my wish.
And now for your viewing pleasure...my absolute favorite Mother's Day video of all time! ENJOY!