Saturday, May 10, 2008
It's hard to think back to specific things that Mom has taught over the years (aside from school stuff) and come up with a notable and impressive list of skills and accomplishments. On the other hand, if I attempt to think about what my life might be like without the things that I've learned from Mom, well, let's just say no one wants to see that. I have however, made it this far as a successful and hopefully contributing member of society.
Somewhere along the way of living with Mom, I realized that she wasn't perfect. But that's okay, because I've recently found out (I think when I got married) that I'm not either. I'm glad that you're not perfect, it would have been pretty hard to find another woman to meet those standards. It has also helped me feel okay at the prospect of my own parenting adventures, even though there were times that I used your depravity as justification for my own childish behavior. Not that I still act that way. Ever.
I am so thankful for the relationship that I have with you and that you have welcomed Lauren into. I am thankful that you are you. I am thankful for the way that you love both Zach and I and Lauren and I, and the ways that you have shown that over the years. We're both excited about having a Grand-Mom soon!