I sit here reflecting on the upcoming Mother's Day and I am overwhelmed by gratitude.
I am a product of the 60's...nuf said.
When it was unpopular and uncomfortable to be different, and many girls were aborting their unwanted pregnancies, a young lady, at age 17, decided to take responsibility for her actions and carry the child in her womb. Frightened, facing an unknown future....she chose to nurture the one in her womb. That child was me. I am ever so thankful that she chose to "keep" me in a day and age when freedom of choice was prevalent.
Barely outside of childhood herself she nurtured, she wept, she laughed, she prayed that this child would be healthy, vibrant and destined for greatness.
Mom~this is for you.
You have been a force in my life that has had ripple effects into many future generations.
Thank you for life.
Thank you for your nurturing spirit.
Thank you for the years of sacrifice as I drained your bank account with my gymnastics.
Thank you for TV dinners and Hormel Chili.
Thank you for always believing that I could be ANYTHING I put my heart and soul to.
Thank you for challenging me to always become more and never settle for the status quo.
Thank you for always displaying what a lady should inspire to.
Thank you for teaching me to be resilient in the face of struggle.
Thank you for teaching me that sometimes you have to give up to go up.
I am so glad God decided to give you to me. I couldn't have EVER asked for a better mother, friend, and confidant.
I am who I am today because of who you have always been.
May this year bring you peace and serenity that sings like a sweet and soft jazz song.
Love you mom and Happy Mother's Days~San