A Kind of Thank You Card

"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.  She never existed before.  The woman existed, but the mother, never.  A mother is something absolutely new."  ~Rajneesh

Today is Mother's Day and while a big part of me says, "Hallmark Holiday," an even bigger part says thank you.  Thank you to my mother who through grace, love, persistence and patience not only raised me to be the woman I am, but also the mother I am to my own son.  I always knew that I was loved unconditionally by my mother, but I now have a profound understanding and appreciation of the deep, almost painful love a mother feels for her child. 

Gail, Ryan's mother, thank you for raising the incredible man who became my husband and now is the father of my son.  I don't think he would be the man he is today without your love, patience and support.  I strive for my own son to grow into such a man. 

Caches, thank you for making me a mama.  You don't know it yet, and you may never fully understand, but you have completely changed me.  Never have I felt more brave, more inspired; you are the person I want to be the best for.

To all the moms who read this silly little blog, thank you.  Thank you for opening your hearts to me and listening to my stories.  Thank you for doing the laundry, sweeping the floor, scrubbing the toilet, cleaning up the vomit and waking up at 2am to feed the baby.  Thank you for remembering where your husband left his keys, for buying apples at the store, making dinner, losing sleep, missing showers, rocking your baby rather than dusting the living room and for doing it AGAIN AND AGAIN!  Thank you for all the thankless thing you do. There is no more difficult, more heartbreaking, more rewarding job than that of a mother.  And for that, I thank you. 

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  1. Thank you for your kind words. It's as though I planted the flowers and helped them grow, but you made them bloom. The three/five of you are an amazing family. Much love to you all, Gail


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