HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the moms i know & love. First & foremost to my own mom who showed me unconditional love & self sacrifice, almost to a fault. To all the moms that came before her in my family that paved the way. To my aunts who were second moms constantly surrounding me with a sense of humor, a nurturing nature and the love I needed. To my sisters who are not moms yet but have blessed my daughters with kindness, love, generosity and laughter.
To my mom friends. Whether we walked the mall armed with Cheerios & sippy cups, shared misery about nasty diapers or the pukeys or whether to call the pediatrician. Figuring out preschools or trips to Disney. Moms who have endured playdates, hangouts & room mom responsibilities by my side. From the mundane-sharing recipes or cleaning tips. To the hilarious TMI stories that we have sworn to keep secret. To the heartbreak we have all shared over loss of a parent or loss of a pregnancy. To mom's who have shown unwavering courage & strength through their own children's diagnoses & illness. To those persevered by my side through infertility, especially to all who listened to my heartbreak as I struggled with it and still loved me afterwards!!
To moms to be, step moms and any woman who has loved a child, this day is in your honor too!!
This day would not be possible for me if it wasn't for the unselfish gift of a mother who sacrificed and placed two precious babies in my arms and allowed me to take over for her as mommy for the rest of their lives. I am still in constant awe of the gift I was given, some days I am still moved to tears!!
I hope you all have a Mothers Day that is peaceful. I hope your are honored today and shown love. Hope you are spoiled rotten & your day is designed the way you imagined!
Thank you for the impact you have made in my life.