you bet this is a mothers day post! how could i not?
i am thankful for my own mother, who has always unselfishly offered me her love throughout the years. she has a gentle heart and has been an example of a believer. thank you for your love and your faith, dear mama.
she has been influential in, quite literally, helping me to climb mountains. she is strong and courageous and i strive to mirror these qualities my mother so naturally possesses.
she is incredibly hardworking; any weaker woman would've dropped dead after my seven week engagement last summer. seriously mama; a huge thank you for all you did for us last summer. we appreciated it so much!
happy mothers day! i love you!
of course there are plenty of other mothers in my life and i could not write today and have them go unrecognized as women who has influenced my life.
to my sweet grandma; thank you for raising my mama. you are an example to me of happiness and righteousness. i cherish the time we spend together. i love you!
to my wonderful mother in law, who was, it felt, a mother to me long before brian and i were ever married. she lead and guided in young womens and we worked on the temple flowers together for two summers. thank you for raising the man i married and teaching him all that he knows. i love you!
to my precious sisters, who have not only become mothers to children of their own, but who have all mothered me in one way or another. they teach me and love me and listen to me. i started out with one dear sister, a friend throughout my childhood, and have now been blessed through marriages to have many more sisters. i admire and look up to each of you. i love you, sisters!
to my aunts and cousins, too! how could i leave you out? you have fed me and loved me and let me stay at your house. i have been blessed to live with cousins, whom i love dearly and could never replace. i marveled at my family this weekend; all of these wonderful women joined together by the ties of friendship and the bonds of eternity. i love you!
there is nothing like the relationship between a mother and a daughter.
happy mothers day, mama! and all other mothers whom i adore.