Since my mom is finally signed up to start reading this blog I figure what better way to tell her how much I love her by telling EVERYone how much I love her.
You've told me stories about how "hard" life was when I was young. How little we had and all the places we stayed just to make sure our basic needs were met. Sometimes I think about the stories and realize all they are to me are stories.
I don't remember not having the "new toy". I do remember sitting with you and coloring in our coloring books forever.
I don't remember not being able to go to cool places. I do remember you filling up buckets of water and letting us "wash" our dishes on a warm summer day.
I don't remember eating mac n cheese or any other cheap meal on a regular basis. I do remember you making me my favorite "special" meals.
I don't remember (well...I barely remember) us fighting over something stupid. I do remember you always coming to me with a kind heart and loving me even when I was awful.
I don't remember not having "new cool clothes". I do remember playing dress up.
I don't remember growing up. I do remember missing you.
I don't remember my life ever being "hard". I do remember feeling loved.
I don't remember thanking you. I do remember thanking God for what an amazing mom he blessed me with.
I love you mommy. Thank you for leading a Godly example in my life and I pray I can help build the same kind of memories you did with me for my kids. I hope you have an amazing Mother's day.