Sunday, May 13, 2012

For my Mom {Happy Mothers Day} by.....Shelley Hohe

Happy Mothers day to my mom who has done so much for me in my life!  How do I begin to be able to show her how much I love and appreciate her!  She is the one who raised me, the one who rubbed my back when I was sick, held my hand when I was scared, comforted me when I was sad, encouraged me to be my best and loved me no matter what.

My mom is the most loving, compassionate, patient, understanding, giving and selfless woman I know.  I am not just saying this because she is my mom, this is just who she is!  I remember when I was pregnant with our twins it was Mothers Day and her birthday within a week from each other, due to the fact I was on bed rest I felt so bad that I wasn't able to get out to find her a gift that she so well deserved.  All I could do was get creative by gathering things I already had laying around the house.....a pretty jar, colorful note paper and some ribbon to decorate.  I decided to make her a memory jar by writing down special memories I had of my beautiful mother growing up through the years.  I had so many wonderful memories that I could have sat there writing for days, weeks and months stuffing folded up pieces of colorful paper in that jar.  Back then I thought this wasn't enough, I felt so bad that I couldn't get out and  purchase a special gift for my mom.  Now 12 years later, I am so glad I made her that memory jar because to this day she tells me that every once in a while she'll go grab a piece of paper out of that jar and be reminded of a special memory I wrote down.  I couldn't have put this memory jar together without her and everything she has done for me in my life!

This Mothers Day is extra special to me, especially for the fact this will be the first Mothers Day in the last 10 years that we get to spend together.  It has been so nice living close to my mom again.  Living in Oregon was always hard during the holidays, especially Mothers Day.  Now that we are back in California, I look forward to spending many Mothers Days with my Mom celebrating the most amazing woman I friend!!

Happy Mothers Day Mom!  I love you so very much!!
I am so blessed to have you as my Mom and I thank God for you!!!

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