Sunday, May 9, 2010

What My Mother Has Done For Me

All week I've planned on writing about the summer my mom spent living with me and my family. 

The year after my dad died she came to live with us for the whole summer.  She took care of the kids so we didn't have to send them to summer care, or hire an expensive baby sitter.    You might think having your mother/mother-in-law live with you would not be the happiest of situations, but it was one of the best summers of my entire life.  I've spent the week rehashing all the great memories of that time.

But something changed.

As I've spent the week writing about other things...all the wonderful things my mother is...I realized the best thing my mother has done (and does) for me is just simply to love me in the best way she can with all the love she has to give.

My mother has supported me in every thing I've ever done.  She has always told me I could do whatever I set my mind to, and even when I'm sure she thought my mind was pointed in a direction that might not have been the best, she allowed me to make my own mistakes, knowing I would ultimately learn from my choices.

My mom has loved me like no one else on earth could love me, with a mother's love.  This was something I never understood until I had children of my own.  As my kids have grown, my understanding of this love has also matured. 

Mother, I love you and I appreciate all you have done for me.  Thank you.


  1. What a beautiful tribute to your mom. You are incredibly blessed!

    Happy Mother's Day, Dana!

  2. I love you very much and want nothing but the best in life for you. It is important to me for you to know that I will always be there for you, no matter what. You are my angel.