Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

I want to send a very special Happy Mother's Day wish to all the mothers out there.  You are truly an extraordinary group of women and there is absolute nothing else like you in all creation.  Whether you're a stay-at-home mom, a full time working mom, an adoptive mom, or even a soon-to-be mommy, this is your special day!

To my mama, I want to say...

You are not only my mother, but also my best friend.  Always ready with a word of encouragement or just the right blend of assurance and common sense, you always manage to set me at ease and get me back on track.  Looking back, even to the more tense moments between us in my teenage years I can't remember there ever being a moment when I doubted your love and devotion to me.  You were and remain a wonderful example of what it means to not only be a mother but also a woman in a world that often lacks a definitive or positive example for either of these roles.  I realize I was incredibly lucky to have you and know that you are one of the big reasons I am who I am today and that the phrase "She get it from her mama..." is a statement I now gladly embrace.

You have always nurtured my interest and passion for the less conventional and my almost obsessive desire for books, reading and storytelling.  You always encouraged my odd sense of creativity even when I knew you didn't quite understand it yourself, yet never allowed that to interfere with what you saw was a true passion and dream of mine.  You always reminded me that I could do and be anything I wanted to be...I just had to fight and work for it, and never give up.  So I am here today, saying I am still fighting for that dream and owe a great deal of the success that I have gained or hope to accomplish to you and to "diddy" also.

I hope when the time comes that I can prove to be as devoted and as loving a mother as you have always been for me.  I love you mama!

Your Baby Girl!

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