I honestly don’t know how I can describe how grateful I am for my beautiful mother, or how much I love her in only a few short minutes but I will try. My mother is truly an angel here on this Earth. I have never met a woman who is more compassionate, loving, and self sacrificing than my mom. My mom is always striving to do what the prophet asks of us with exactness. Food storage being one of the many things instances where she has heeded the prophets advice. She obeys happily and because of that she makes us all want to be better. Her spirit is undeniable. You cannot talk to her and not feel how sweet of a spirit she truly is. Her love for our heavenly father is abounding and flows into everyone who meets her. A quote by Washington Ivring reminds me of my mom.
“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” End of quote.
She never ceases to amaze me. My mother is one of the strongest people on this planet, 18 and a half years ago after being widowed with one daughter, she adopted me and seventeen months later my brother Brennan. I can only imagine how hard it was to be a single woman having to support three children on her own. I would not be here today without her. She has literally saved my life in more ways than one and I am forever grateful for her and her example. She is the best example I could have growing up in the church. When I was a little girl I would constantly walk into a room in our house finding her down on her knees in humble prayer, asking for help. I don’t know if she realizes that I ever saw her doing this but I can honestly say that even at that tender age I had a testimony of prayer because of her. If ever I need something I know she will drop whatever she is doing to help me, or anyone else who seeks her help or advice. She is so in tune with and always knows exactly what to say.
All I can really say is my Dad is the luckiest man on this planet, and I know he knows that. I hope one day I can have a fraction of the love my parents have for each other and I hope I can be a fraction of the woman my mother is. I don’t know what I would do without her.
Mom, I just want you to know how much I love you. You are the most amazing person I know and I am forever in your debt for everything you do have done and will do for me. I All that I am today I owe to you. I hope you have a wonderful mother’s day because if anyone deserves it. It’s you.