I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately and how much you have influenced my life for the better. When I was a child you always knew just what to say and how to make me feel better when I was worrying about something (which was usually everyday). You helped push me to grow while still nurturing me with gentleness and love.
In my teenage years you were not only my mother, but you were a friend to me when I had no one else. I didn’t show you how much you meant to me and how much I appreciated you during that time in my life, but I want to now. I want you to know that the relationship we developed through those years will be forever changed because of the patience, kindness and love that you showed me.
When I was engaged I had the time of my life planning my wedding with you and being able to spend my last summer single with you. I have fond memories of car drives, appointments, and shopping with you. Thank you for spending so much time with me that summer.
Thank you for being the perfect mother to a married daughter and the perfect mother-in-law to my husband. You have always stayed close without being overly involved. You have always encouraged me to be a good wife.
I want you to know how much I appreciate you and Dad letting us live with you for six months. I have many fond memories of those months. I loved spending so much time with you. You blessed us with your generosity and kindness and we will never forget that.
Thanks for being a Christ-like example. Every morning I always know where to find you, studying the scriptures. It means so much to me to see you doing what you have always taught me.
I am so grateful that I have a mother who is not only a kind, nurturing mother, but an uplifting, kind, supportive friend. I love you, Mom. I want you to know how grateful I feel to have you in my life.