Mom, today is your 50th Birthday and to be honest is another day to celebrate the greatest Mom in the world.
I know a lot of people say they have the greatest mom, but I truly believe that Kyle, Kelsie and Kamrie have been blessed with the worlds greatest mom.
Don’t believe me, well let me give you some reasons why you are so great:
From the first day I can remember you have always said you love me and you are proud of me. No matter what I did, how well I did it, or even if I did anything at all, you were there to tell me that you loved me and that you were proud of me.
You have always been more concerned about us even if it cost you sleep. From late night adventures to early morning lunch packing, you always made sure that we were taken care of even if you had to stay up late at night or get up early. I always knew that no matter what time I came home at night you would wake up to make sure that I was safe and alive.
I remember talking to my friends at school and hearing about their Sundays and what they did at church. It always struck me as weird that they just went to church and then went home. For a long time I thought it was weird that we didn’t just show up and then go home, but instead stayed at church for hours serving. It wasn’t that I was upset, it was that a lot of my friends parents didn’t do that. It wasn’t until I got older did I start to see just how big of servants heart you had. You have taught me what it means to be a servant and to have a servants heart.
From a young age you taught us about Jesus, you taught us how to speak, and you taught us how to love peanut M&Ms. Never forgetting that you were a Mom, you would come home from long 10 hour days at work to help us with our homework or just plain listen to us complain. But you always were there to teach us how to live, and that was best done by the example you showed us each and every day.
I have always told you that if I am 30 and not married I am adopting. Why? Because I want to be a Dad. Truthfully I have always wanted to be a Dad (and wanted to find a women to marry so I can be a dad, but I am working on that one first don’t worry). I thin some are afraid of being a parent, not me. I know it is not easy, but your example has shown me what it means to be a parent. You have taught me about patience, about discipline, and about how to unconditionally love. I cannot wait to be a parent and try to be half as good of a parent as you.
Number 6 I am leaving blank. Not because I ran out of things to say about you, but because I am excited for another 50 years to celebrate your life and the many things that you have shown all of us.
If you notice Mom, all of these things that make you great end with “ing.” The reason behind that is because you have always been doing, acting, living a life that does not sit down and expect things to happen but makes them happen. You have been an active participant in my life and our family and for that you are the greatest Mom in the World.
On the day we celebrate your birth, I (we) celebrate our birth to you. Because we could not be blessed with a mother better then you. Oh and I guess Dad is okay too :)