Today is Mother’s Day and today I want to wish all the moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day.
I also want to take a moment to let my mom know how much she means to me. I may have won the parent’s lottery and want my mom to know how much she means to me. After all, she is the reason I’m so awesome:)
Here are 10 Things I want my mom to know:
1) Thanks for Always Being There for Me
Now that I am a parent, I realize how hard it is to manage everything in life.
Thanks for sacrificing! Thanks for retyping my science project report when our computer crashed. Thanks for all the times you came to my basketball games to watch me keep the bench warm. Thanks for being my biggest fan. Thanks for all that you did!
2) Thanks for Still Being There for Me and My Family
Thank you for never stop being a mom! Thanks for being here now for me and my family.
3) Thanks for Loving My Wife Like a Daughter
Thank you for treating my wife like your daughter. It makes life so much easier knowing that you love her as much as me.
4) Thanks for Loving My Children as Much as You Love Me (arguably maybe even more)
Thanks for being my kids biggest fans. I know they can’t do wrong in your eyes, but I want you to know sometimes they do! They will always know their grandmother loves them.
5) Thanks for Teaching Me to be Kind to Everyone
It is definitely much easier to be kind to people than mean. You taught me to kill people with kindness rather than to hate. This simple principal has helped me tremendously.
6) Thanks for Always Putting Family First
Growing up you always put family first and still do. This is something I try to do now with my family. Maybe I didn’t notice it growing up, but I appreciate it now more than ever.
7) Thanks for Teaching Me Bad Decisions/Failures Don’t Define Me
After toilet papering a neighbor’s house when I was younger and got caught, you made sure I knew I was in the wrong. You made sure I knew I made a mistake.
When I had a horrible report card after my first semester at college, you made sure I knew better was expected. When I got detention/Saturday School in high school, you made sure I knew my mistakes. When I quit basketball in high school after the work I put in, you told me it won’t matter later in life.
Although I made mistakes, you also helped me realize it didn’t define me. This has helped me overcome failures in life and become resilient and fight on. I attribute this to my ability to keep on fighting.
8) Thanks for Always Supporting Dad
I see how much you and dad have accomplished over the past 30 years. Dad turned a small two seat dental practice into an amazing business. You couldn’t have done it without him, but there is no way he could have done it without you.
You two have supported each other and I see that is the reason for your success. Hopefully my wife and I can create the same type of success.
9) Thanks for Encouraging my Creativeness
Thanks for watching my “Beach Boy” concerts in our tree house, taking me to Odyssey of the Mind, and the laughing at my Pump It Up commercials I created when I was younger.
All of this has helped me to continue to embrace my creative side. I may have lost it for a while, but it all seems to be coming back to me again with the things I am doing now.
10) Thanks for Chip Beef on Toast
You may think this is crazy, but I know if I can eat Chip Beef on Toast, I can survive anything!
Happy Mother’s Day Mom….I love you!