Tomorrow is Mother's day and as some things never change - I thought it was next week until yesterday! So, I did NOT get a card in the mail. I will try to make it up to you next month when you come back home. We can celebrate your birthday and Mother's day all together.
I want to thank you for all those years you never complained about driving me to and from swim practice - even twice a day at times. You were always willing to haul me and my friends to movies, the mall or whatever activities we chose. I can not think back on one time hearing you complain. I wish my kids could say that, but realize they can not.
I thank you for teaching me from an early age that I came from genes of very strong women. Women that could overcome whatever came their way, as long as they leaned on their Lord and the other strong women they surrounded themselves with. I thank you for always being an example of pushing through the hard stuff and never giving up.
I thank you for always making me feel special. I felt like I was a treasure to you and that is a gift that can never be re payed. I thank you for listening to me when you were tired, helping me sort through my feelings and identify my emotions and helping me come to the other side of knowing what to do with it all.
I especially want to thank you for all of your support during my years of illness. I can tell you right now, if it would not have been for you and Sean during those years, I would have killed myself. It is a hard thing to say, but I know in my heart it is true. You guys stuck with me and persevered in helping me go to doctor after doctor, treatment after treatment. You were never willing to give up on me. When I would decide to throw in the towel and think I was just going to have to live that way - you never allowed me to give up. For this, I will forever be indebted to you.
I promise to you to be more patient. I know you are getting older and things that used to not bother you are now starting to. I will try to be more patient with your impatience. I realize that it may seem little to me, but to you it may seem like a big deal. I promise to listen to you more and really try to hear what you are needing from me. I promise to be there for you in the years ahead, just as you have always been there for me.
I hope you realize that you are an amazing woman and an amazing mother and I am very blessed that you are mine.
I love you - Michele