Dear Mom, It’s been three years without you…. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you and wish you were here. Wish I could call you and ask you about that recipe…or tell you how all my flowers are blooming. You’d be so proud! I may have gotten a “green thumb” from you! I’d love to show you our house…oh how I’ve changed it up since you were here. You’d love it’s bright and cozy feeling…with a “farmhouse” kind of charm. I sure would enjoy sharing “coconut mocha” coffee with you out on our patio. We’d watch the kids play and gather eggs…it would remind you of growing up in the country 🙂 I really miss shopping with you…I’ve found so many Antique shops that you would love 🙂 Shannon takes me to Canton a few times a year, and we find cool stuff together…he is my shopping buddy now. I want you to know that we talk about you all the time…and are reminded of you daily by little things like your hats hanging on the wall or when Paula Deen comes on the Food Network 🙂 I even drink a cup of coffee in the afternoons…just like you did. I remind myself of you in so many ways. And the grandkids…they have grown up so much…they are busy with friends, music lessons, gymnastics, and t-ball…you’d be so proud of their accomplishments. And we still make gingerbread cookies at Christmastime to keep your tradition going. I want to thank you for teaching me how to be a good mom. For teaching me scriptures I hold in my heart still this very day. And though we miss you terribly, I want you to know that we are ok. We are happy and healthy and God has blessed us with precious people that love on us just like you did. And we find comfort in knowing we will see you in Heaven one day. But until then… Here is a song dedicated to you and all kinds of “moms” on this beautiful MOTHER’S DAY! (written by my sweet girls Kati Jayde & Kynli)
I love you MOM!