Sunday, May 11, 2008

All is Owed to Mother

People have told me all of my life that my mom is an absolutely incredible woman. To which, I say, "You actually have no idea." My mom's incredibleness runs so much deeper than any eye can see. I think most people assume that a mother's job is basically done when her children leave home and start their own career. But my mom knows that, more than ever, her adult children need a listening ear, a tear-drier, an encouraging-word giver, a shoulder-snuggler and a counseling presence that is never more than a phone call away.

Mom, you are such a source of encouragement and true strength. You listen continuously to my heart and my thoughts and my words forever, and somehow you lovingly take everything that I see as hard and discouraging, and you mysteriously present it back to me with hope and brightness. You truly allow me to find the rainbow in every raincloud. Thank you for loving me so deeply, for always seeking relationship with me, and for being my true, true friend. Happy Mother's Day! All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to you. Of all my aspirations and dreams, none is so lofty as that of becoming a wife and mother like you.