Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother’s Day!

I have the best mom in the world.

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No, seriously. I know you’re sitting there thinking, “Come on now, don’t exaggerate.” But really…my mom is absolutely, positively, unquestionably, indubitably, assuredly, unconditionally the GREATEST mom in existence.

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One time I picked up my mom’s scriptures and a small scrap of paper fell to the floor. I hastily scooped the paper into my hand, intending to return it to the front pocket of the scripture case, and I glanced with mild interest at the words written on the little note. The paper had clearly been given to Mum at church, and one side was stamped with instructions for each person to write down their hopes and dreams.

I turned the paper over and discovered my mom’s answer to the question, written in her familiar handwriting: “I wish for the happiness and success of my children.”

I have no doubt that Mum is overflowing with hopes and dreams of her own…but I am certain that she would willingly sacrifice everything in this world to ensure the happiness of her children. My sisters and I are so, SO lucky to have a mother who loves us so much.

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One day I hope to repay my mom for her selflessness and generosity by purchasing her a luxury condo on the beach where she can eventually enjoy retirement. Sounds pretty plush, eh? Although I have no doubt that she would appreciate the gesture, even extravagant real estate seems to pale in comparison to everything my mom has done for me over the past 28 years of my life.

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I love you, Mum! You are my best friend and I don’t know what I would do without you. I love the way we can sit and talk for hours and hours, and I am constantly amazed that we somehow never manage to run out of things to say. No one else is capable of making me laugh until my cheeks hurt the way you do! You guide me through every twist and turn that life throws in my direction, and you offer infallible support whenever I struggle. I am so grateful for you, and I hope that I can always take care of you and enrich your life the same way you have always done for me. Happy Mother’s Day!

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5 comments: said...

i don't know of a better and more loving blog post. i second the vote that you have a great mom! :D

Sam and James said...

That's why I love your mum as my other mum ... for all the self- less things she does for the family. Could you imagine the type of mother that we could create if we combined both your mum and mine? Happt Mother's Day Jan ... we love you too!

Sam and James said...

I mean Happy ...

Jessica said...

I love the old-school pics of your mom. She is beautiful. You are very blessed, and so is she, that you recognize it so well. :)

Courtney said...

I couldn't agree with you more. She is the best, and I say that completely objectively with no pre-formed bias whatsoever. I love you, Mum!!