A few weeks before Mother's Day Olivia was up in the middle of the night, I was tired, and had work in the morning. I grudgingly got out of bed, picked her up, and sat in the recliner in the living room. I suddenly had a flash back to one of my first memories of my mom. She was hold me in a chair in the middle of the night. I don't remember what I was sick with or even any of the pain I felt that night. I only remember my mom patiently and so lovingly holding me in her arms. Tears streamed down my face as I remembered that moment and gave me the patience I needed to take care of Olivia that night (and the rest of the week... stupid ear infections!) My mom teaches me so much through her caring actions. It feels so good to know that my kids will love me like that! and to know how much she truly loves and cares for me they way I do for Olivia. Sometimes people say "wow 6 kids? really... how did your mom do it?!" but it's easy to see that she was meant to be a mother. She is patient, kind, genuine, gentle, caring, and always puts others before herself. I am so lucky that she is my mom and the grandmother to my children.
Gorgeous Mother's Day flowers from my cute husband!
Quote I framed and gave to my mom, mother-in-law and Conrad's grandma.
"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."