Sunday, May 11, 2008

Thank You: To My Mom

I realize you might not see this for a while, and it didn't come to you for Mother's Day, as I am a slacker daughter who lives 6 hours away, but wanted to let you know some of the things that make me thankful for YOU!

1) Thank you for being a Godly woman and being the light of Christ in my life.
2) Thank you for always caring enough to have a hot, tasty meal on the table for our family...even after you've had a longer day than any of us.
3) Thanks for your sense of humor, enabling us to laugh at (I mean with) each other and get a kick out of life in general. I appreciate you teaching me not to take myself too seriously.
4) Thanks for teaching me to enjoy the simple pleasures of life: a good book, a sunny day for a picnic, a good movie, plants and making the earth prettier, bubble baths, hot cookies on a rainy day, and quality time spent with family.
5) Thank you for the opportunities you have afforded me so I can travel. Our vacations and experiences around the world have given me such an appreciation for other cultures and a love for the nations. I'll never forget Costa Rica with you....You made me see that country in an entirely different light ;)
6) Thank you for your listening ear. You have always been the one to soothe me when I am distraught and speak wise words to me when I am being melodramatic (or so you think).
7) Thank you for teaching me the value of hard work and earning what I want.
8) Thanks for your positive attitude. Even when I don't agree, your "Speak it, believe it" attitude makes me laugh and lightens the mood.
9) Thank you for setting an amazing example of being a Godly wife and mother. I hope to someday be half the woman you are to my own husband and kids.
10) Thanks for being my best friend. I value our "girl days" when we get massages, go shopping, eat Cinnabons or take a mini road-trip as some of our best memories.

Thanks, mama! Love you.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, Lauren, your thoughts brought tears to me and a prayer of gratitude for your love and being my daughter.

I said a prayer yesterday that thanked the Lord for letting me be a mother and for my kids. I am the one who is so blessed to have you in my life.

Praise the Lord for His love and for you knowing HIM.
I can't write as well as you can, but I know you "feel the love" coming back at you!

XOXO
MOM

Anonymous said...

Lauren,

What a special person/ daughter you are and I couldn't agree more with everything you said about your Mom! :)

You both are equally blessed to have each other and I am, too, for knowing you both!!!!

xoxo,
Marcia

kb said...

That's incredibly wonderful.