Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Mother's Day takes on a whole new meaning for me this year. Not only is this my first Mother's Day (last year on Mother's Day I was actually pregnant, but didn't know it), but I came close to having nothing to celebrate this year. The past year has definitely been the hardest year of my life, but I have so much to be thankful for and so much to celebrate this Mother's Day. Mother's Day has always been a special day to celebrate Mom, but I truly understand this year just how special this day is for all mother's and I'm especially grateful for the Mother's in my life and so happy for all my friends that are also celebrating being Mom's this year.

I'm posting this now because I don't know if I'll get a chance to post it tomorrow, but I really wanted to honor my Mom, my Sister and Bill's Mom.

Mom - words can't describe how much your support, love, and help have meant to me; especially this year. You've unfortunately witnessed some of my worst times and have driven the two hours from York to be there to hold my hand or just give me hug. You've put up with me when I didn't even want to be around myself and understood when I just wanted to be alone. Thank you for cleaning my house, for bringing me groceries, and everything else you've done. You've shown me how to be a great Mom and I know I got through all of this because of how you and Dad raised me. I know we didn't always see eye-to-eye, but I've always had so much respect for you and I'm proud to say that we're not just mother and daughter, but also great friends. I love you, Mom!

Jess - So much of what I said about Mom is so true for you as well. Eventhough you aren't always physically by my side, you've been with me this past year every step of the way. You called me every single day when I was pregnant and dealing with heartache just to check in and tell me that you were thinking about me, and you were there by my side when I was in labor and so scared of what might happen that day. I know that you were just as scared as I was, but put on a big smile that day for my sake. You are the most amazing Mom to two beautiful girls and I have learned sooooo much from you. You're the best sister and friend a girl could ask for!! I wish that we lived closer to each other so I could see you more and hope that one day that wish might come true.

Tish - Thank you for raising such an awesome son! He's an amazing Dad and I owe all of that to you. And thank you for being a second Mom and a friend to me. You've done so much to help me over the past year whether it was bringing dinner or watching Mabel, I truly appreciate all of your help! As I now understand, Mother's and Son's have a special bond, so I thank you for sharing your bond with your son with me.


  1. Happy Mothers Day Linds...
    You are the daughter I never had and you have made me the grandmother I treasure being. You are my hero!! Happy Mothers Day.

  2. Happy Mother's Day, Lindsey ..... You & Billy, Jess & Kevin, and --of course -- Stephen, Norah & Chloe, bring so much joy and wonder to myself and Dad each and every day. We often wonder how blessed and lucky we are to have such wonderful children & grandchildren in our lives.
    The last 7 months have been such a challenge to you & Bill, but you have had faith and strength, both in others for help, and in yourselves.
    We are so very proud of you. All our love to you three ... MOM

  3. Dearest Lindsey,
    HAPPY FIRST MOTHER'S DAY. You are an amazing Mom and an inspiration to all. We are so proud to call you our niece!!
    Aunt LuAnn and Uncle Dick