…for the gift of your Mother and her example of humility, strength, perseverance and grace. My heart and my life have been deeply touched by her gentle presence and I am grateful each day that she never tires of giving you a little nudge when I am in need.
…for choosing just the right Mom for me. I am so grateful for your foresight in knowing exactly the kind of mother I would need;
Selfless and always willing to put my needs before her own
compassionate and understanding even when she was tired and worn and even when I was asking more than I should have
a comforting and gentle presence, quiet when I needed her to listen, vocal when I had no words of my own
available, at all times, both hands and heart open and at the ready; ready to hug away my heartaches, dance with me in my moments of success and push me forward with encouragement when I couldn’t find it in me to believe in myself
Thank you Lord, for placing me in the arms and heart of a woman who has taught me so much about what it means to live the vocation of motherhood, and live it well, a woman I cherish, a woman I am so honored to call Mom.
…for the Mother of my husband; a woman who raised a man I am so blessed to call my soul mate. She modeled the kind of selfless love for him that he now offers me and his children each day. I am so grateful for her role in raising a man who is kind, loyal, patient, true, giving and so fun to share this life with. I am most thankful for her bringing my husband before you in baptism and raising him to know you, to love you and to serve you.
…for our daughter’s birth mother; the woman who gave our child life and loved her enough to place her in our family.
…for all the women in my life with whom I share this remarkable gift of motherhood. I love to learn with them, laugh with them and grow with them.
Happy Mother’s Day!