Because of my mother I cannot remember a time when I did not want to become a mother myself. And now I have been blessed three times.
Because of my mother I know just how strong women can be and I am stronger for it.
Because of my mother I have learned that mothers are not always perfect and that is okay. Some imperfections are what make a perfect mom.
Because of my mother I learned to take responsibility for my actions as well as the consequences that follow.
Because of my mother I learned how to make pie shells from scratch.
Because of my mother I was given wonderful opportunities to learn from my grandmothers. She allowed them to help shape me too.
Because of my mother I was able to learn and be shaped by her wonderful group of friends~ incredible mothers themselves~who I consider my friends now too.
Because of my mother I know that mothers can also be friends. I hope that someday my own children will consider me their friend as well as their mother.
Because my mother and grandmother I have finally learned that it is true that how a man treats his mother, that is how they will treat you. (And because of that I have the most wonderful husband and a wise and amazing mother-in-law!)
Because of my mother I know to embrace and learn from my mother-in-law and know that she is my own mother now too.
Because of my mother I know how important grandmothers are in our lives and the lives of my children. We are blessed by this.
Because of my mother I learned to always keep learning.
Because of my mother I am who I am; some parts of me like her and some parts of my like my dad.
Because of my mother I learned that I am 100% ME. And that is good.
Because of my mother I want to continue to try to be a better mother to my own children.
Because of my mother I am embracing other wonderful mothers out there, seeking their friendship, their wisdom.
Because of my mother I know it is okay to let these other wonderful people into my childrens lives so that they may learn from them.
Because of my mother the list of things I have learned and that I am ever so grateful for could continue to go on and on…
Because of my mother I know how much I have yet to learn. I know she will continue to teach me.
~Thank you Mom for ALL you have done for me and for all that you continue to do! Thank you for surrounding me with so many different strong and intelligent mothers and letting me learn from them too. This in itself has shown me the strength and confidence and wisdom of your character. You allowed me to have many Moms in my life. But you, YOU ARE MY MOTHER and I love you with all my heart. Always.