Saturday, 11 May 2013

Life Doesn't Come With a Manual...It Comes With a Mother

I am so very grateful to have been blessed with my Mom.  I am grateful for her commitment to her family, for the way she has always made us as her children the very most important people on the planet.  Through this she gave us self esteem, she taught us of our worth and value.

I am grateful for her example in so many ways.  I am grateful for all the times she played with us, and didn't stand back and watch, for the childhood memories of her being in the Etobicoke Creek with us catching cray fish and getting dirty, and tired, and happy outside all summer.  I am grateful that when I came home from school, whether it was a good day or a bad day, she was there, and she knew if it was a good day or a bad day without asking.  I am grateful that I had a Mom who cared enough about me to say no sometimes, now I understand why.  I am grateful for a mom who showed up, who showed up not only for the big things, but showed up for the "daily details of life."  I am grateful for a mom who was just there, mentally, physically, emotionally she was and is always there, because that's what it takes to be a mom.  I watched her, and I carry with me all that I have learned from her, we have an eternal bond, she taught me how to be a mom.

I also can't express to Lesley Mum how grateful I am for how you love the boys.  We became mothers together and I feel so intertwined with you on this journey.  Thank-you for being there for me as a friend and sister, and thank-you for being Mum to the boys. that means so much beyond just Cooper's name for you.  I am honoured to love your girls and to be a part of their lives.

Happy Mothers Day!

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