August 29, 2009
Today is my mother’s birthday. My heart is breaking, but I have many blessings today. Family. Friends. Devotion. And love.
What I am most grateful for today is that I am my mother’s daughter. Because of her and Daddy, I didn’t need this loss or any other to appreciate what I have. To enjoy life every day.
Because of her, I have my precious family. She is the reason I am tough, determined and fearless. Why I say what I think even if it gets me in trouble. Why I only use real plates and silverware no matter what. Because of her, I know what is important and always have.
My mother danced on stage with me at my wedding (and my brother’s)! She held three of my boys within minutes of their birth. She held my hand before my cancer surgery and was there when I woke up.
Because of her, I have everything I have. Because of her, I am who I am. Today, I am most grateful that I am my mother’s daughter.
Another day, another story,