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Sunday, May 10, 2009

To the moms who make me a better mom

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Happy Mother's Day to:

My mom, Julie: Who demonstrates commitment and perseverance and the importance of serving others

My mother-in-law, Karen: Who has taught me the value of laughter and who gave me the phrase "Please, boys, please..." which I use often

My grandma, Janet: Who continues to show me that you don't have to be the center of attention to make a difference

My NaNa: Who I miss dearly

Buck: Who has taught me that a mother's work (and love) is never done, even if I do live until I'm 90

Shelley, Angie & Erin: Who are beautifully raising the best nieces and nephews an aunt can ask for

Denise: Who has shown me that being the "mean" mom is often being the good mom

Beth: Who reminds me that standing up for our kids and sometimes questioning authority is part of the job

Lisa: Who is as much a spiritual model to me as she is to her own children

Birdie: Who is a huge reason why I am here today, still mothering

Lynn, Sharon, Momza, Shannon and all the other moms of the blogosphere: Who help me realize that even when we feel alone in our efforts, we mothers are part of a sisterhood where our experiences are often universal and where we are supported and held accountable for this most important job of ours

And lastly, to Mary, Mother of God: To whom I turn for divine intercession and whose example of holy motherhood is inspiring.

6 comments:

Eternal Lizdom said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Sharon said...

Happy Mothers Day, Amy! I hope you have had a wonderful day. :)
Your kids are lucky to have you.

Beautiful post, btw.
Love ya!

Nate's Mom said...

Happy Mother's Day Amy! I hope you have a lovely day.

Sheri

Amy's Mom said...

Happy Mother's Day, Amy! I am lucky to have you! ( and Shelley, Jeff, angie and Nick!)

Angie said...

You make me a better mom too and you too display inspirational perserverance!

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

Awwww! I feel so blessed to included on such a wonderful list! You rock! Happy belated Mother's Day to you!