I'd like to introduce you to one of the most powerful and beautiful influences in my life.
One of my very best friends and confidantes....
Isn't she beautiful?
She hasn't changed a lick, has she?
Please indulge me for a moment while I chat with Mom....
Mom, these are the gifts I see in you:
You have great strength...a strong faith in God...and strong character.
You are hospitable, and have given me much guidance in this area.
You have great friends, because you ARE a great friend to others.
You are generous...and not just with our family.
You have always displayed a servant's heart.
You are fun to be with.
You have a great sense of humor.
You are gracious...always a lady.
You are beautiful...inside and out.
You have always been a devoted Mom...even when I didn't make it easy for you.
Thanks for your example, your love, your forgiveness, your love for Daddy, and your devotion to God and our family.
I love and treasure you, Mom.
Happy Mother's Day!
Now, if you'll excuse me....I need to go blow my nose.