Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mother's Day

Unfortunately, my first Mother's Day was a little overshadowed by Nana's passing. This was completely okay with me. But the good part about it is all of my mom's kids were able to come to the funeral and were with her on Mother's Day. My mom deserves the best! She is so wonderful! She supports us in all that we do. She never forced me to do anything I didn't want to when I was a kid, such as ballet, teeball, softball., etc. I would promise to take something seriously and after a month or two, I would get sick of it and want to quit. She tried to pursuade me to stick to it, but never forced me to stay. I love my mommy and she will always be my mommy no matter how old I get or mature I seem to be... She was a single mom for quite some time and did not receive the child support she was due but she somehow still had dinner on the table and a smile on her face. She makes me feel loved and wanted when I am feeling it the least. When most mormon moms are planning weddings, she was helping me plan for a mission. And although she was praying for a stateside mission, she faithfully sent me off to a foreign country far away from her. Not only did she write me every week, after 18 months, she packed up her things and came down to pick me up with my Dad. She trekked around the backcountry and endured several catcalls and bravely ate anything we gave her without telling her what it was :).We planned my wedding together and she let me choose most everything and told me it would be taken care of. I guess that is more a tribute to my patient father, but it was still awesome and she made me feel like it was no big deal. She came and helped with everything around the house for a week before George was born and a week and a half after he graced us with his presence. She never tried to force any ideas on me, and let me have my pipedreams as to how I was going to raise the perfect child (which I still have, by the way). She is my best friend and I love her now more than ever. Thank you, Mom, for all you have and will do for me and my little family!

On a fun sidenote, as I was looking for pictures, I found this little gem:

This is me greeting Glen at the airport when I got home from Argentina....

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