A Tribute

She's the kind of mother, who at the age of 40ish, went back to school, worked full time, was first in her class and still managed not to miss a beat with her kids.

She's the kind of mother who would wake her moody and cranky pre-teen daughter up every morning for school with juice because it was the only thing that made her feel better.

She's the kind of mother who sat with me night after night and taught me Algebra and did not lose her patience when I cried and cried because I just didn't get it.

She's the kind of mother who drove with me out to Dallas for three years to go dress shopping for my high school prom. And I had so much fun each weekend.

She's the kind of mother who has let me cry on her shoulders more times than I can count.

She's the kind of mother who was beside herself when she had to leave me at the college dorms my freshman year, not because she was worried I wouldn't be okay, but because she couldn't bear to leave her daughter behind.

She's the kind of mother who cries every time I see her no matter how long or short in between the visits.

She's the kind of mother who brings a gift every time she comes to visit, because she knows life is about the little things.

She's the kind of mother who was the most unbelievable help while planning a wedding and did so many things above and beyond.

She's the kind of mother who you can talk about anything with. Even if it's embarassing.

She's the kind of mother whose steadfast confidence and hope in you have been one of your greatest sources of strength.

She's the kind of mother who becomes your very best friend through the years.

Thankfully she's MY mother.

Mom, I love you so much! I don't deserve the kind of mother that you have been to me. But I am so thankful for you. I hope that your Mother's Day was beautiful and I can't wait to see you in June!! ;)


Brittany Ann said...

Oh, this made me tear up! What a tribute to your sweet mother! We are so blessed to have such inspirational women speaking into our lives!

Lindsay said...

This is gorgeous! So sweet!

Sorority Girl said...

I just teared up! That was the one of the sweetest things I have ever heard. Moms hold a very special place in our hearts and you just touch that place in my heart by reminding me how thankful I am for my mom. Thank you for brightening my day and sharing the love you have for your mom.

Annie said...

what a sweet post!!
mom's truly are the best :)

Marsha Melton said...

She's the kind of mother who was blessed by two wonderful children who make her so proud everyday!

Thanks for all the sweet thoughts and memories!

I love you very much too!!


Sweet Simplicity said...

This is the sweetest post!