Today is Mother’s Day. It’s the day when sons and daughters across the country, and world, celebrate and thank their mothers for all that they do every day. Today, however, is different from any other Mother’s days we have had. It is the last one of an era (as one of the twins likes to say). The last one before I go off to college and won’t get the chance to see and thank you every day. So, I want to take this opportunity to show how grateful I am to have you as a mom.

You are compassionate, kind and loving to every one you meet. As many of your friends and blog readers have realized, you are never quick to judge others and you will help any one at the drop of a dime (even if it means sacrificing something for yourself).

A long the same lines, it is so difficult to go anywhere with you because you seem to know at least 10 people at any given place, or you get to know someone in the check-out line, the baseball field, or at a restaurant. 🙂 This just speaks to your willingness to love everyone and be open to learning about new experiences and backgrounds of others.

No matter how annoying, bratty or crabby we are at a given moment, you never cease to offer up your time to help us: whether it is with homework, friend troubles, teacher troubles, or just plain advice.

I have become an exponentially better person by watching you and learning how to live life the way you do. While it doesn’t seem like we know it sometimes, the boys and I are so lucky to have you as a role model. You have taught us to be driven, motivated, hard-working, kind, loving, and thoughtful.

We all have so much more to learn from you and I hope you have an amazing Mother’s Day.

I love you so much!

Your Daughter