I got a little negligent with my postings and missed my tribute to my mom on her birthday a few weeks ago. I wrote this for her a couple of years out of high school.
What I Love About You, Mom
You prepared regular meals and made sure our home was clean and straightened.
You came to all our sporting and school related events.
You cared for me when I was sick.
You are a wonderful cook and I hope one day I will follow in your footsteps.
You tried your best to provide a healthy lifestyle for us.
You instilled in me a healthy respect for authority.
You worked extra so we did not do without.
Anytime I travel somewhere I can be sure you are thinking about me and know where I am on my itinerary.
You chose family instead of a career.
You are the one who encouraged my love of learning and reading.
You have defended us whenever others have criticized us.
You, along with Dad, helped strengthen the bonds of our family relationships.
You always encouraged me when I thought I was facing the end of the world!
You had a way of rationalizing all my fears.
I always knew I could come and talk to you about anything.
You let me make my own decisions and supported whatever I chose.
You stood by Dad in whatever he did or said.
I will always cherish our times going to coffee, shopping, and the times we watched our t.v. programs.
Thank you, Mom, for sacrificing for me all these years.