(note to readers: motherest=mother+dearest, a term I made up when I was 11)
I know that you will read this as soon as you can find a computer and as soon as you can leave Grandma and Grandpa's side for just a minute. You are one of the most selfless people I know and you are caring for them as faithfully as you do everyone you meet. Because you are that kind of mother.
I only wish you were closer to me...I miss you. But don't cry! (or the ladies in the library will stare at you again ^_^) We'll plan a trip to see each other soon! But for now, I love to call you on the phone. The sound of your voice is like sunshine on the dreariest of days. You always know just what to say. You always believe in me. Always encourage me. Always love me. Because you are that kind of mother.
I love the way you laugh so hard sometimes that you can't stop. I love the way you wear your heart on your sleeve and give it away without a second glance. I love the way you make everyone fall in love with your genuine spirit (especially the old cranky types). And I just love your absolute transparency. Because you are that kind of mother.
But more than anything else in the world, Motherest, I am so thankful that you showed me Jesus. This is the greatest gift you have ever given me--the LOVE of my life, the Saviour of my soul. You taught me how to love Jesus. And I weep with gratitude whenever I think about it. I thank my God every day because you are that kind of mother.
And I pray I will be that kind of mother, too.
Happy Mother's Day My Darling Mother!
I love you.