"Father in heaven has sent me to you
when i am near you i love to hear you
singing so softly that you love me too!
mother i love you i love you i do!"
i wish i could be with you so that i could hear you tell me that you love me (although, i am sure i will hear it on the phone when i talk to you later, it would just be nice to hear it while you hug me!)
now that i am the mother of 4, as you are, i understand more fully the challenges of motherhood in a way that i never did before. i am grateful for your example that i now rely upon to raise our children!
as i watch you interact with our daughters i see the qualities that made you such a great mom!
you love to do crafts with our girls and help them to be creative. you see their potential and you encourage them to express what is in their hearts!
you teach them the importance of good nutrition.
you teach them to work for the good things in life.
you comfort them when they are scared or hurt.
you teach them how to bake and cook.
you laugh with them and let them know that they are funny.
you stimulate their minds and play games with them.
you show them how to be kind and nurture one another.
you read to them so they will have a love for reading.
you love them and they love you back.
i see all of these things, and much, much more, that you do for your granddaughters and i know why i turned out the way i did...
because from day one you believed in me and you taught me to reach for the sky, to set my sights on the stars and to believe that i could do anything that i wanted to if i would just believe in myself. you taught me what i needed to know in order to succeed.
you've given so much so that i can have so much!
but even more than all of this, you shared your testimony of Jesus Christ with me that i might know Him. and because of that, i know that i can accomplish anything that i set out to achieve if i just trust in Him.
and that is the greatest gift you could have given me!
(does my head look huge in this picture, or what?! it must be because i am closer to the camera, right??!)
thank you, mom, for continuing to bless my life!
"i love you forever, i'll like you for always.
as long as i'm living my mommie you'll be!" (and through the eternities!)
happy mother's day!
your eldest daughter