I think we can all say that when we became mothers our appreciation for our own grows tremendously. Looking back at what a bossy, mean daughter I was, I wonder how she didn't just kick me out at the age of 5. My hubby even says I was a brat when I was a kid. Don't worry I grew out of it... now I'm an angel.... haha. I love my children with all my heart, but they sure know how to drive a mom up the wall. Thank you Thank you Thank you mom for putting up with me, nurturing a testimony of Jesus Christ in my soul, teaching me emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, helping me learn from my mistakes and the mistakes of others. And over all, helping me become a mother just like you-- I'll never match up! You mean the world to me mom, I hope you know it everyday.
I'm also very gratefull for the moms around the world who love and cherish their children. When I taught elementary school, I saw many parents neglect their children and toss them to the side. Seeing a mother protect, love, and play with her children is the most beautiful sight--so thank you to all of you mothers!
Here's a card for all of you:
I had a wonderful day filled with crumb cake, hot cocoa, (no dirty diapers), flowers (bulbs for my new garden), hugs, kisses, and laughter. My boys sure spoil me!
Hope you had a great day!