And now letters to the moms.
|my mama, me and my sissy|
Dear Mom, Mommy, Lindy, Crazy Lady,
Thank you for your sacrifice. You gave me life, your time, your money, your eyes and most importantly your unconditional love. I am forever grateful for the loving home from which I was raised and I know that you were the backbone of that home. You remember that time in my life when I was “too cool?” Circa 1999 – middle school. Enough said – it was middle school, I had an excuse right? Well I look back on those years and laugh at my ignorance. Because I didn’t know just how “cool” you really were. And then during my 8th grade year we had a wake-up call and I vowed then to never let you feel “uncool” again. So how I am I doing? Mom, I hope you feel special every day but especially on Mother’s Day. I hope you realize my attempt to be more and more like you every day. And I hope you know how much Matt and I love you.
Happy Mother’s Day.
|my other mama, matt and me|
Dear Mom, Mom 2, Margaret,
Thank you for raising the man that has my heart – for teaching him what integrity means and how to treat a lady. Thank you for loving him unconditionally and then for loving me like your own. I feel incredibly blessed to have a mother-in-law like you and I am inspired by our close relationship. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement every single day and for listening to me vent about school during our catch-up sessions. It’s true what they say, “A man will marry his mother.” I can’t claim to be you or nearly as good as you, but we both know your son married someone much like you. And for that I am grateful. Thank you for remaining sane despite raising three boys (two of them being identical twins!). I love you and hope that Mother’s Day is special for you. I hope you see the love that Matt and I feel for you in our hearts. I hope you know that you have set an example that we try so hard to follow. Thank you for being you and I hope you know how much Matthew and I love you.
Happy Mother’s Day,