Thank you for planning and preparing for me so tenderly before you ever even met me.
Thank you for showing me “my first love” starting with my very first breath.
Thank you for letting me be creative, explore the world around me and grow into my own little person.
And thank you for shielding me from things that could have harmed me and for introducing me to Jesus.
Thank you for laughing, playing and encouraging me to always look at the positive in a very negative world we live in.
Thank you for teaching me, encouraging me and pointing me in the right direction when things were not always clear.
Thank you for including God in everything and helping me to put Him first in my life.
And thank you for showing me the importance of family, commitments, honesty, and integrity.
Thank you for always believing in me, even through the times that I have failed you and I have doubted myself.
Thank you for praying, trusting God and keeping your faith, through your own storms. You have set a wonderful example of perseverance to follow.
Thank you for loving my husband, encouraging my children, and supporting our family like you do. Your love has beautifully multiplied over the years.
And thank you for being there for me, (distance isn’t as hard) because you have always made yourself available no matter what.
Thank you for all of the silly, singing, dancing, laughing till we cry, or crying until we laugh moments that we’ve shared.
Thank you for lifting me up when i’ve fallen, for speaking wisdom from your heart and for sharing the word of God into my spirit.
Thank you for understanding the importance of “our time” together. Over the years, we have experienced many irreplaceable moments together because of this.
And thank you for being a person without judgement, a friend without drama and a consistent, confidential shoulder to lean on.
I’m so thankful God made YOU for ME!
You were first my Mommy,
And then became my Mom,
But forever you will be…
My Mother…and my Friend!