Thank you for leaving a bad situation in order to provide a better life for us. It takes a strong woman to drive her newborn baby cross country after breaking up with her husband. You made the right decision.
Thank you for being an excellent role model for me from day one. I’ve always been able to look up to you with respect and admiration, in good times and in bad.
Thank you for believing in me from day one. Your faith in my potential has shaped who I have become as an adult. I can only hope to be half the woman and mother you have been for the past 30 years.
Thank you for “making” me finish out seasons in sports I didn’t think I would like. That helped shape me into the person I am today, one who doesn’t quit at the first feeling of discomfort.
Thank you for still loving me when I was a jerk teenager. I didn’t deserve half the love and respect you gave me during that time.
Thank you for all the sacrifices you made in order to make sure I got the best training for riding and the chance to go to the nicest horse shows. Those years with Dewey were some of the best in my life. Also, thanks for still recording video all those times I told you to “stop.” You were right, I’m so glad you got that all on film.
Thank you for helping me move to UF, back home and then up to Rhode Island. I can’t imagine a move without your excellent packing and organizing skills.
Thank you for giving Greg & I a dream wedding and then being present for the birth of our child. Thank you for caring for me after my c-section while taking care of my newborn. I know we live far away but you are still in my life as much as ever, even if there is a lot of Skype and FaceTime. We’re only a quick Southwest flight away.
Thank you for being an excellent Grandma to Jackson. He and the new baby are so lucky to have you in their lives, I hope they are as thankful as I am.
You are the rock in our family, thank you.
Love you Mom, Happy Mother’s Day.