Friday, May 9, 2008

Happy Mothers Day

To the Mothers in my life:

My Nana, the most amazing woman and mother that I know. She gives and gives and gives and I envy that about her. She has shown me the ultimate example of Christ-like love. She is also the strongest woman I know. I honestly believe that God only gives you trials that you are strong enough to over come and Nana has handled more than her fair share. We are lucky enough to have her still with us today because someone still needs her in their life. I am grateful to her and all the love and support she has given to me throughout my life.

My own Mother, I have felt her influence over me through out my life. I never wandered too far from the right path growing up because I knew my mother could see me where ever I was and I lived in fear of disappointing her. As I become a mother, I hope her influence will grow stronger because I need her now more than ever.

Aunt Gail, she took us in during a time we were in desperate need. I cannot imagine how much her life turned upside down as she welcomed us into her home. It didn't help that we were teenagers who were set in our ways. I will always be indebted to her. Thank you for all your love, support, and patience with us. Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for you.

My Mother-in-Law, I could not ask for a better family than the one I married into. I feel so honored and lucky to be a part of the Kirby Family. I am grateful to you for welcoming me as one of your own. Thanks for bringing TJ into this world and sharing him with me. I am grateful for your love and friendship.

Emily, thank you for keeping our family together and for taking on the role of Mother of our family. Where would I be without you? Thank you for all you do for us and for all your support. You are a wonderful mother to you own children, I have so much to learn from you.

I feel so honored to have such wonderful influences in my life.

6 comments:

Drew and Tarah said...

k, that was really sweet. almost made me cry. lucky girl. :)

Amber Marie said...

very sweet.

holy cow on the baby shower. boy do they lUV you! :) of course they would, everybody does. what bedding did you end up with since you sold the one you bought on craigslist?

Amber Marie said...

I mean sold your bedding on craigslist. sorry...

Brandis said...

I'm all misty now and my nose is running. That was so sweet and I'm sure that all of your mothers are just as grateful to have you in their lives. With all of the great influences you have had, I'm sure that you will be an amazing mom too!

mandy* said...

I'm seriously crying, Lauren! That was so nice to read.

Steve and Steph said...

Now I am all teary-eyed. That was really sweet and you are so strong! you are going to be an amazing mom and I am sure your own mom is nothing but proud of you.