Sunday, May 11, 2008


Thanks, Mom!
As I mentioned in my Thursday Thanks Tank, I wanted to do a special thanks tank just for the Mom's in my life. I will start with my Mom and go from there.
I am thankful for my Mom because:
  • she taught me to be a bargain shopper
  • she taught me that having too much food at any function is better than not having enough
  • she is so giving of her time to help her children and others
  • she makes the best cookies in the world
  • she loved me and put up with me through my rebellious years
  • she made our home - growing up - the cool place to hang out, so all my friends loved coming to my house
  • she is a breast cancer survivor
  • she was always accepting of my friends (both boys and girls)
  • she bought me my wedding dress
  • she encouraged me to be a kind and compassionate person
  • she has put up with having us live with her on more than one occasion for very long extended periods of time
  • she loves my daughters and husband unconditionally
  • she taught me that if you get your laundry out of the dryer right away you won't have wrinkled clothes
  • she taught me that even if your room is messy, it will look 100% better if you make your bed
  • she has done hundreds of loads of laundry for me over the years and never complained
  • she was always home for me and my sisters when we got home from school
  • she is beautiful
  • i can go to her with any problem I have and she will help me

I love my Mom for all of these reasons and so many more. She is truly one of the most giving people I know.

I am thankful for my Mom-in-love because:

  • she raised the man I love the most in this world to be a magnificent father and husband
  • she has accepted me as her daughter unconditionally and entirely
  • she is one of the most patient and non-judgemental people I know
  • she loves her children and her children-in-loves whole heartedly
  • she is an amazing Nana to all of her granddaughters
  • she has a passion and thirst for God's word that is a wonderful example to follow
  • she cares deeply for people and their walk with the Lord
  • she is so incredibly talented and artsy
  • she is an encourager for both her family and others

I am also so thankful for my Grandmothers who have meant so much to me. I'm thankful for my sisters who I get to share this journey of motherhood with. I'm thankful for my friends who are mothers that I can learn from and swap parenting tips with and who understand what I'm going through. I'm also thankful for my friends who might not have children of their own at this time who have listened to my stories and even helped parent my girls at times. So for ALL of the women in my life - THANK YOU and Happy Mother's Day!


Jane Anne said...

Thanks for sharing your thankful mom thoughts! I kept checking off and on Sunday for that. I appreciated your words...made me think even more about how thankful I am, too.

Capri Linay said...

i would have to agree...your mom and mom-in-love are two amazing women and they are blessed to have you as their daughter too. i am oh so blessed to have you as my sister-in-love!

Kimberly said...

thank you my sister, my friend

Bakatari said...

What a great post!
Can we expect a "Super Special Sunday Edition" for Fathers Day?

Kimberly said...

I guess I have about a month to contemplate that one!