How could I ever express in words the gratitude that I owe you, the very person who brought me into existence here on this earth? And how could I ever express my thankfulness that not only did you give me life, but that you gave me the very best life I could have ever hoped for–
You have shown me by your stalwart example what it means to be a woman of faith, no matter what adversity comes to me in life.
You have shown me how to be selfless through your continuing example of making sacrifices for me and always putting others before yourself.
You allowed me to make my own mistakes in life, but never allowed me to stray so far as to make them unfixable.
You have shown me what it means to be a respectable, honest, involved citizen who is moral, service-oriented, and neighborly.
You have shown me how to be frugal, resourceful, and to always live within my means.
You continue to teach me new things every day, as I reflect back on your example and as I continue to call you whenever I’m in need.
Most of all, you taught me how to love, and you taught me what a mother’s love is all about.
If I become half of the mother to my children that you were to me, Mom, I will be one happy woman indeed.
I love you forever and ever,