Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother, i love you.

My friend posted this on her blog and it touched me so deeply i felt the need to share it.

Nicci sang "Mother, i Love You" with the primary in church today for her very first time - it literally made my Mother's Day. Also, Seth and Nicci (and Gracie!) made a very special gift for me that i will treasure forever. Seth has spoiled me all weekend and has not only made sure i felt pampered but more importantly he really helped me understand his real love for me. We had some very sacred moments that i will cherish in my heart for the rest of my life. ... I'm undeserving of the life i'm living, but so grateful for the unconditional love i'm shown as a mother. It is by far the single most important thing i will ever do, and it brings me more joy than i know how to express. I am so thankful for these two beautiful angels who make every day a perfect one.

I am the luckiest mom.

AND, i am the luckiest daughter.

Today i thought a lot about how much i love and deeply admire my mother. I am thankful for my mom who was home every day when i got home from school, who played the piano for hours with me by her side singing along, who taught me that being honest is far more important than anything else, who showed me through example that service is the road to true happiness, who would comfort me with the song "You are My Sunshine" (and still does), who i would find in a special spot behind the couch praying to our Father in Heaven in the late hours of the night, who read Christmas stories with me by candlelight every night in December, who loves God first then others, who was worried more about paying a full tithe than having money,  ...who loved me when no one else in the world did. I am thankful for who my mom is. For who she stands for. And for the love she shows without having to say a single word.

Happy Mother's Day to me (and you)! And Happy Mother's Day to the most beautiful (inside and out) mother and special grandmother there ever was, MY MOM.


lacie tidwell said...

beautiful! the video the post all of it! motherhood is such a divine role- and it's easy (for me!) to forget sometimes but our job is th e most important job in the world! it doesn't matter if we have a million dollars, if we get 15 thousand degrees, go to Fiji-our role right now is the ultimate most important job in the world! thank you for being a woman of strength and courage to me, to your girls, to your family- you and your mom are both amazing examples- love you all to peices!

Anonymous said...

Darling, your family is perfect. Your mum is beautiful and you look just like her! You're a strong mother and your girls are so special. Seth is a lucky man. Your mother is a special woman, she raised one heck of a daughter. Can't wait to see you!! I love you Brandi. Happy Mother's Day.

D. xx

Cyndi said...

Tears! Thank you sweet lady!