Day 3: I am thankful for the close relationship I have with my Mom. My step-sisters have all lost their moms within the past year and my half-sister (even though I consider her my whole sister) lost her mom in 2008. I know and am continually reminded how lucky I am to have her in my life. She can tell by the way I answer the phone if I am busy, need to talk, am in a bad mood, happy, sad, etc. No one knows you like your Momma. She always has time for a chat, a pick-me up, or a good cup of coffee. I continue to learn from her and hope that continues for many years to come. She is so excited about being a grandmother, even though technically she already has 11 step-grandchildren. I am her only baby and she has done a great job at letting me loose enough so that I could spread my wings and fly. So, thank you, Momma, for your love, support, encouragement, and understanding. I will forever be thankful for you.
Mom on my wedding day! She looked marvelous!
Mom and I at a dance in Sept 2009.