This is my beautiful mother, Deborah, and her mother's sister, Alice. One of the greatest blessings in my life is the deeply positive example of "Mother" that has surrounded me from my first days. Words cannot describe the love I have seen flow from the women in my family. My great-grandma, and both of my parent's mothers are gone now. I miss them. I wish they were still here because they were such amazing women. I long for their physical presence in my life. I am grateful for my rich memories of them.
And I am thankful for the wonderful mothers that are still with me: My own mom, Clancy's beautiful mother, Nancy. My aunts and great-aunts-I am fortunate to have many on both sides of my family and Clancy's. My cousins, these wonderful girls I grew up with. I admired the older ones, babysat the younger ones, and cherished the ones that were about my age. My sisters-in-law-these wonderful unexpected people that came into my life because of my brother and husband. My friends-sharing motherhood as peers with them. And finally, my own sister. I love her little boy like he was my own, and I am so proud of my sister for how she handles her awesome responsibility.
Today, I wish all of the incredible mother's that have touched my life a beautiful day. I hope you have a nice chat with your kids. I hope you know that you have been an inspiration to me. You are loved. And you are very Important. Happy Mother's Day!