i wanted to wish a happy mother's day to all the special women in my life.
damaw: thank you for being my mom, giving me life and showing me what unconditional love is. we've had our moments (i'm sorry), but we have worked through them. i love you. i'm always here for you.
namaw: thank you for raising 2 awesome people. your son is as close to perfect as i've seen and i know you and poppy are to thank for that. thank you for all you do for us & the kiddos. when you cared for ben while gracie was in the hospital, that meant so much to me. thank you.
my great aunt dee dee, thank you for always being there for me. you are always here at a moments notice to help out in any way. you are the lady i want to be when i grow up.
janet and lori, thank you for all your help throughout my journey of becoming a mom. you have always been there to help, not pressuring your advice but giving it if asked for. i have always looked up to you 2 as my sisters.
ash, aub, allie, kristen and jen: you are all such awesome young women who i am thankful are special aunties and cousins to the kids. thank you for all being such rolemodels for my kiddos (& me) to look up to. i am glad to know they will have you to go to for advice when they don't want to talk to their dorky parents. i hope someday you all have kids auntie sara can spoil to pieces! :)
aunt peg: thanks for always looking out for me. i know you always have had us girls' best interest in mind, even if it wasn't what we wanted to hear.
aunts jane, linda, donna, maryann, lisa, jill, robin, cousins monica,jennifer, january, krista, melinda, and others: i must admit the first time i met the family i was a bit overwhelmed at the amount of people and chatter. but, you all made me feel like a welcome addition to the family right away. thanks. we really enjoy the time we get to spend with yall.
karen, melissa, amy, angie, deb, beth, sheryl, jennifer and autumne: thank you my fellow momma friends. you help me through each day. play dates, phone calls, blog comments; the little things really brighten up a dreary day. thank you.
i hope all you ladies have a great day on mother's day.
here's a story from one of my favorite brian andreas storypeople stories:
someday, the light will shine like a sun through my skin & they will say, what have you done with your life? & though there are many moments i think i will remember, in the end, i will be proud to say, i was one of us.
i am proud to be a part of all of your lives. love to all!sara