As I was thinking this over, I had a lot of good ideas for the day. But, not to be too cliche, I am thankful for mothers.
I am very grateful for all the mothers out there that sacrifice and give up things so that their kids can have it better. I know my mom did. I know that I am trying to. My mother and I have a very, um, unconventional relationship. We aren't the type to call each other on the phone to chat or hang out on a Friday night and paint each others toenails. But, that's ok. We get along a little differently, but that is how we work. I am thankful for her and for her selflessness and desire to help any and everybody. I love her very much.
I am also thankful for my mother-in-law. She is the type of person that I can call and just chat with, and I like that. She has taught me so much in the past almost 9 years that I've known her. She loves her kids so much and everybody can see where her devotions are.
This year, I am thankful to be a mom. Holy Cow. I never knew I could love anybody as much as I love these kids. I am thankful to have each of them in my life and the opportunity to raise them and rear them in a loving environment.
I would like to be more mushy about this, but I have a baby trying to take a swim in the potty and a big boy eating pizza on the couch...naked. Ah, motherhood!