(who is still in the hospital and not doing very well this day)
I love you, through all our differences, and my imagined and real hurts, and our victories, in life.
You are one tough cookie, and I thank you for all you've taught me and done for me...even when I didn't like you very much because you wanted me to be stronger than I am....
You are a great example of a very strong woman.
You even taught me things I didn't want to learn !!!
Also, I am thankful that I am a Mother to 6 handsome incredible intelligent young men who I love with all my heart and soul. Alot because you taught me how to be an excellent mother.
Through the years that they were physically not with me as much as I tried to be there for them, I am thankful to have learned how to 'mother from afar' and STILL be a big part of their lives in so many ways that they do not even know about or maybe even care to know about.
I am thankful to those who 'mothered' them while I was not able to physically be there...but I was there ALWAYS in spirit and in my heart and prayers and hopefully me in theirs.
I am honored to be called "mother" to so many and LOVE LOVE LOVE my calling as such and the challenges I learned to 'rise above' it all and still come out victorious!!
I am thankful for the long walks Alex and I go on every evening where he gets to share his life with me and we get to become good friends. I am thankful that he is there to fill my motherly heart. I will miss him so much when he goes to his many week long camps and to then to Hawaii for a month. He is finishing 9th grade soon and he is such a smart and good young man just like Andrew.
Love to my Mother this Mothers Day! ...AND...(not to forget anyone) to my dear Grandmothers Helena and Edith...to my Sweet faithful and loving Mother-in-Law Maria Rosa ...and you know what?....even I wish the best to my ex-mother-in-law Leni who was kind in her own way to me many times when she was my mother-in-law... and a thank you to those I have been privileged to mother throughout this life today and always.... AND to all those who I was mothered by... this day and always!!!
Motherhood truly is a special and rare calling which I always took VERY seriously and now pray that my sons wives will do also!
From my ♥
(other titles.... Mom, Soon to be Grandma, Step-grandma, Granddaughter and Daughter-in-law, etc...etc...)