Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

My mother and I are extremely close. For many years I was a daddy's girl. Suddenly around the time I started high school, my mother and I began building a bond unlike any other. I admire my mother. She truly was the glue that kept us together. She is our rock. She exudes unconditional love like I have never seen. Growing up, when I made choices she didn't agree with, she stood by me regardless and loved me for me, never trying to change me to become what she wanted me to be. Thanks mom for being my best friend and also setting a great example for me to follow as a mother.

I sometimes find myself looking into my daughter's eyes, and making her silent promises. I promise her to be the best mother possible, just as my mom was to me. I promise to love and support her through life and be there for her when life's storms come rolling in and also to dance with her in the rain after those storms.

Recently I was reading a novel. There was a strong mother daughter relationship in the novel. I read something in it that will forever stay with me. It went something like this.... when you have a daughter, you meet the person that will be holding your hand when you leave this world. I have thought about that, every day since finishing the book. Wow, that was a powerful thought for me.

God blessed me when he chose my mom for me.

I was again blessed in September of '99, my wedding day. On that day I received a mother-in-law. I don't have those horrible mother in law stories you hear of. I am not just saying that either. She is the most laid back easy going mother in law you could imagine. What I love most about her is..... the fact that she loves me just as I am. She accepts me. I could not ask for anything else. I watch her interact with others and envy just how easy going she is. She lets things just roll of her back and doesn't hold grudges against anyone.

She did an amazing job raising her two children. They have both turned into wonderful adults. Thank you Mimi for the unconditional love and for being you. Thank you for raising such a wonderful son. I love you and appreciate you so!

There is one other mother I want to mention in this Mother's Day post. It is my friend Nicole. This will be her first Mother's Day without Grey. While you and I go about our day tomorrow, please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Yes, I am blessed. I have some great examples of mother's in my life. I strive to follow in their footsteps.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Mother's Day.


Anita said...

Misti I think this is a beautiful tribute to the mom's in your life.
I hope today is special for you!!
Happy Mother's Day

Nicole said...

Thanks for remembering. I don't know what else to say.


Melanie Mueller said...

Happy Mother's Day my friend!! Hope you had a great day! You deserve it!!

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