Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!

Can I just say how proud I am to be my mother's daughter? And my grandmother's granddaughter? I am just so very blessed and thankful to have two such wonderful, strong and inspirational women in my life. They have always supported me in anything I chose to do, whether they agreed with me or not; always with encouraging words that lifted me up, not bringing me down. They taught me to be caring and compassionate, yet strong and independent. They listen and care and are there with a hug or shoulder whenever I need it. They are women that I've always tried to be like. I hope that I can be the same kind of role model for my daughters.

I had such a wonderfully normal childhood, able to live close to my family, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins. I think by having that close-knit bond is part of what made me the person I am today. Being able to provide that same opportunity to my children; the ability for them to be able to foster those same type of relationships with their grandparents, is very important to me, and a big part of the reason why we chose to move back to my hometown last year. I can only hope and pray that my girls will be able to learn, grow and gain some of the same strength and wisdom that I did.

Thank you Mom! Thank you Grandma! I love you both so very much! And as my girls tell me every day..."You're the BESTEST momma EVER!"

This is one of my most favorite pictures. It was taken while the girls were still in the NICU. There were about three months old. FOUR generations of women...
Four generations of women

A VERY proud great-grandmother...
A VERY proud great-grandmother

And my mom and her granddaughters last Halloween.
Having fun with grandma!
I hope you all are able to spend the day with someone who is important in your life. We never know how long we have with each other. God's Blessings to you all!

1 comment:

angi said...

Wonderful pictures & sucha sweet post :)

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