There is so much in my life to be thankful for- including all the incredible mother’s in my life.
I could not have hand picked a better Mom. As a kid she kept me on the straight and narrow, expected great things out of me and didn’t allow me to settle for less, and she loved me like crazy. As an adult, she’s the one I talk to daily, call for advice on everything from cooking to kids and is the one I can always count on. There are not enough ways to say thank you for all the things she’s done for me and my family.
One of the best parts about my childhood was that all my extended family lived within an hour of us and we got together a lot. Vacations, parties, BBQs- not a month would go by without some family function or another. And, thankfully, in my family it doesn’t matter whose kid you are, if you’re acting up, you’re going to be called out on it. So I owe a huge thank you to my aunts, grandmother and great-grandmother for being the village that helped raise me. I’m the better person for it!
When I met the Hubs, I knew within a month that he was The One. What I didn’t know what whether or not his family would like me or I them as it took a good 2 months of dating before I met them. I still remember the nerves I felt on the drive over to his house. Turns out I was worried for nothing. I married into a family of amazing mothers, step-mothers and grandmothers. Marrying into a family can be a tricky thing, but they have never shown me anything but kindness, respect and love and I can’t imagine life without them.
I have never lacked for strong female role models in my life, and I’m so happy to see history repeating itself for my kids with my sister, in-laws, extended family and friends. A very happy Mother’s Day to you all!!