When I was younger the one thing I looked forward to the most was opening up my lunchbox to see a note scribbled from her on my napkin...always ending with Love, Mom. Soon my lunch boxes became paper sacks...and paper sacks turned into lunch money. She would still leave me an occasional note sitting next to my lunch money telling me 'to have a good day'- Love, Mom. Those two little words planted themselves into my heart without me ever knowing it. They were the two little words that stayed with me even though I would say I hated her in the heat of an argument. They were the two little words I took with me when I drove off to college and they are the two little words I depend on at the end of every letter, every card, every present, and every care package I receive from thousands of miles away. They are able to make a day seem brighter, the distance between us vanish, and the impossible seem possible. I believe every mother is far from perfect. I believe as mother's we do the best we know how which makes us pretty incredible. I believe in times where my mother was not too sure of much, she was sure of at least one thing....she knew how to love us. So today I want to say to my mother, who is busy in her flower shop creating beautiful bouquets for all the other mother's being celebrated this weekend...that you are one of the very best. You were exactly who I needed and that's why I was given to you. You've taught me some of the most beautiful lessons in life. So it only seems fitting after thirty years of hearing two reassuring words from you, that today you should hear three special ones from me. I love you.
Happy Mother's Day to all of you amazing mama's out there! Enjoy your weekend and remember the beauty behind every nose you have wiped, every diaper you have changed, every eye roll you have received, every piece of advice you have given, every dressing room battle you have lost, and every tear you have caught on your shoulder. You are what's beautiful with the world. You are what make us all into better people.