First off let me express my gratitude and, most times, unexpressed love for my mom. Mother’s day has passed and I didn’t properly lavish my mom with gifts and notes as I had hoped to. That’s why this week I am going to continue celebrating mother’s day with a few extra bits and bobs. I mean don’t get angry with me for my lack of celebration I did, indeed, take my mom and grandma out to see a movie and out to lunch. SO there : ) I guess I would just love to buy her a car or something extravagant, give her something she deserves. She's entitled to a prize after raising my brother and I. 

My beautiful Mama!

     Grandma Jay and I on Mother's Day. I absolutely love her. 

My mom is a great woman would be the understatement of the century. I wish there were words to express exactly how wonderful she is. Despite the fact that words could never describe my mother’s endearing qualities I will try my best to paint a picture of who my mom is. She is patient, loving, kind, vibrant, resilient, caring, empathetic, joyful, positive, tender, warm, et cetera, et cetera, the list goes on and on. I can only hope to be as great a mother as she has been to me. My mom puts up with me on so many occasions it’s ridiculous. I almost feel guilty for how rotten I can be, especially towards her, yet for some strange reason she continues to clothe me in her grace, love, and patience. I don’t deserve it. I feel as though I catch a glimpse of how Jesus loves us despite ourselves through my mother’s actions. Her love is unending for her children and she dotes upon us considerably. She sees us in a sort of rose colored glasses kind of way. Mom I love you and you mean the world to me, even when I am acting selfishly and rudely. I am sorry for how much I take you for granted. Thank you for always thinking of Joey and I and giving of yourself constantly. I have learned how to care for others (even though I have a long way to go), how to put family first, to look on the positive side (even when I don’t want to) and how to be thankful from you. You’re truly a beautiful woman. I pray for you always and hope you know that you mean the world to me. As I used to say when I was little Mom, I love you with all of my heart and soul. I am so incredibly blessed that God chose you as my mom.  He knew what he was doing and who I needed to make me the woman that I am and hope to be. Happy Mother’s Day, again!