To put it simply, I love my mother. When I say that there are amazing women in my life, she is the top. She is hands down best mother in the world, and I don't think I'm exaggerating. She has been there for me through every major and minor event in my life. She has supported me and given me advice, and yet still given me room to grow and be independent. She has pushed me forward with a gentle hand, when I probably need a hard shove, and shown me what it really means to be a virtuous woman. She has pulled back when she knew I needed my space to grow, and been there if I need someone to lean on. I cannot imagine my life without her. I cannot even fathom having a better mother, and I hope I can be half the mom she was to me.
My Beautiful Mama
To blessed with a good mother is wonderful, but God saw it fit to also give me the two best grandmothers alive. To me they are Noni and Muddie, and they mean the world to me. They represent so much fun and love starting as far back as I can remember. I still get excited when I know I'm going to see my grandmothers. Not everyone has the opportunity to know their grandmothers, and I thank God that I've been blessed to have both of them. And they make pretty darn good great-grandmothers too. :)
Noni and Muddie . . . I love them.
Last but never least, is my mother-in-law. So many women struggle with their relationship with their mother-in-law, but I have been blessed beyond measure in this area. Kim and I clicked from the get go. Unfortunately for Patrick, I'm a lot like his mother. ;) She is such an awesome woman of God. She's fun, and she's loving, and she's been there for me since I was seventeen years old. I thank God for her and choosing to place her in my life.
My Awesome Mother-in-Law
And now this has gone way past sappy, and you're probably feeling nauseated from hearing (ummm, reading) the words amazing, wonderful, awesome, strong, and beautiful over and over. But sometimes you've just gotta be a sap.
Happy Mother's Day!