Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day to the Mothers Who Make My Day

My Mom  1937- 2008
Three Moms get me through my day. Since they share little in common, I wrote three separate thank-yous. 




Dear Mom,

It is my third Mother's Day without you. I still miss you many times during the day, but now it usually with a smile. The physical stuff is scary, but I remember the pure cussedness you used to fight through it and am grateful God chose to pass that particular trait down to me. You would be proud of how hard J and MK are working to grow up and meet their responsibilities. Your little one is now 8. GB is growing up to be a beautiful and special young lady. I know that you are resting easy now that her adoption is finalized. Her joy is a breathe of fresh air.

I know how much you had to struggle through and I appreciate that you did what you had to do and never gave us less then your best. Remember the last planting we did? Every time my eyes stop on the many mounds of yellow daylillys, I thank God for the many years I had your love before He called  you home.

love,

Laur


Dear Soul Sisters,

Happy Mother's Day to you all. This is one of the hardest days of the year for many of us, but I wanted to tell you all how much your love, friendship, and support has meant to me. You are awesome women, gifted mothers and most important, the most magnificent people God put on this Earth.

love and hugs,

Laurie




Dear MK,

Happy First Mother’s Day! This year everything is different and will never be the same again.  You have a new life that is 100% dependent on you and you will never be the same. It is really hard to be the only thing your child can always depend on. It is also a blessing. All your life, you have felt the lack of your biological family. Malachi has changed that by his very existence. The things you wished your biological mother had done for you, you are now doing for him. Malachi is a gift from God  and I have a home with us as long as you want one. I am proud of the way you stuck school out, even though it was difficult. You are a strong person and Malachi will be strong also. You will be able to make the decisions that are best for Malachi because you are his mother. Sometimes I worry about you making good decisions, but that is when I look at the past. When I look at your future and realize how much you love this baby, I know that you will fiercely protect this child.

Happy Mother’s Day to my strong daughter! I love you.


Mom

2 comments:

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

Happy Mothers Day! To you and your MK : )

Last Mom said...

Hope you had a good day! I am so thankful for you and the other Soul Sisters!