May 14, 2006

For My Momma

Happy Mother's Day Momma! Happy Mother's Day to Mildred, Wendy, Tia, Heather, and all the other Mom's out there who make the world go 'round! This post is dedicated to my Mom, Lea Ann. I hope you are reading this today Mom.

Although we aren't together today I wanted you to know that I am thinking of you, not just today, but every single day. You have no idea just how important you are to me. Even when 800 miles separate us, you are always in my heart.

I wish that things could be different and you could be closer. There is nothing I would enjoy more than having you near to share coffee with in the mornings, get advice from, laugh and cry with, and watch my fellas grow. As much as I would love that, I realize and respect the reasons that you can't be here with us. You have done your job as a mother and now it's time for all of your children to spread their wings and fly on their own. You deserve to be happy and I truly hope that you are, no matter where it is!

I have been doing a lot of reflecting lately and sometimes I just can't believe that I now have 2 children and a neice and a nephew too! I can still remember singing "Runaway Train" with you and the boys on the daily drive from Crawfordsville to Covington so many years ago. Although much of my childhood is a blur or not there at all in my mind, I will never forget how, no matter what happened, the 4 of us stuck together. We always knew, and still do I hope, that we had 3 shoulders to lean on if we needed it.


You've been by my side for all of the good things and bad in my life. You supported me when no one else did, even when in your heart you knew it wasn't the right thing for me to do. You understood that I had to make the mistakes in order to learn & appreciate the life lessons I would take from them. For that I thank you from the bottom of my heart! You have shown me that the most important thing you can do as a mother is teach your children that they have a mind of their own and they should never been ashamed to use it!

I know this is going to be a particularly hard Mother's Day for you it being the first without Gran Gran, but please know that she is with you each and every day! She was proud to have you as her daughter and the lessons she taught you will live on in not only your children but your grandchildren as well. She was a very strong woman and one that I can only hope to be like.

I feel the same about you mom. There have been hard times when I wanted to just give up, but because of the strength and love that you have given me I didn't and today I'm better for it! I can only hope that I am half the mother you have been!

Happy Mother's Day from all of us! We love you!
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1 comment:

Mystre said...

Arika
It is hard to believe all three of you grown and with babies! They are all so beautiful, even the little furry one! I hope your Mom is ok; let me know; I thought she had moved there with you guys, Love to all

Mystre