S: Mother's day 2010
BC: WE LOVE YOU! YOU ARE THE GREATEST!
1: Mom, Thank you for all you do for us. We are so grateful for all you do for all of us as a mom, friend and example. You truly are an inspiration to everyone. Thank you for the love that you share unconditionally. Enjoy this book made with love.! Love, The Whole FamDamily
3: God made a wonderful mother, A mother as strong as stone; He made her smile of the sunshine, And He molded her heart of pure gold; In her eyes He placed bright shining stars, In her cheeks fair roses you see; God made a wonderful mother, And He gave that dear mother to me. love Jonathan
5: Mom Where do I start? You have been a shining example of strength and dedication my whole life. Your dedication to this family and its beliefs has always been one of your strongest traits. I remember many years growing up where Dad would be gone on business and you, all by yourself, were able to keep things running in an organized fashion. From baseball and swimming to soccer and mutual you always made sure us kids were in the right places at the right times. I and my family today will be eternally grateful for your dedication. One of my fondest memories was walking down the jet way the morning I left for my mission and turning around to see your tear filled smile blowing kisses until I was out of sight. I know I was the 4th missionary that you had sent off but I'm sure everyone hurt and made you happy all the same. I will forever cherish that vivid picture in my mind of you sending me off to grow. You are also a wonderful grandmother who my children and family love dearly. We really appreciate all you do for us and your continued love and support as our family matures. We love you.
6: Dear Mom, Thank you for all that you have done for me. I know that I have not always been the easiest person to love, but I sure am glad you stuck with me! Now that I have 3 daughters of my own, I can finally appreciate all the times you stood firm on decisions and held to the standards of the Gospel. I am so grateful for the things you taught me while I was young. Those lessons about the Word of Wisdom, Gospel Principles and just plain good manners have stuck with me. I hope that I can teach my children the same lessons and that they will one day remember them and carry them into their lives. Thank you for all you do! I love you, Jeanette
7: Aleis, 9: She is always there to talk. Charissa 7: She is nice to me. I love her. Riley, 5: She loves me
8: Gemma 13, She's cool and fun! She's one of a kind. Amy 10, She's an amazing piano player. She's not like any other grandma, she's fun!!
9: Shane and Jennifer: Thanks mom for all the support and help given over the years. You are a great listener. You are a great grandma to the children. Thanks for coming to so many of the kids events and performances. | Nicholas 8, She's very nice and lovable. I like her fruit salad she makes when we come. Austin 5, She gives good hugs. I like when she comes to spend the night.
10: It is hard to express my appreciation for Mom in just a few sentences, but here goes. Mom you have been there to listen and give advice at all the right times. You know when to call, even when I didn't know that I needed you to call. You are in tune with the spirit and you have shown me how I can be as well. Thank you for your example of service, I admire you and Dad for your dedication to Temple service every Friday. Trina and I really love seeing you and Dad at the Temple. Thank you for all you do. We love and appreciate you. Jason and Katrina
11: MOM- I am so grateful for you!! It is a remarkable gift from God to have you as my mother! I will always be grateful for everything you have taught me as you raised me! I'm sure that there were times, and probably still are, moments that you get worried about us, your children. Please always remember that you have gone over and beyond the call of duty as a mother and have | instilled in us how to be the best we can be! We won't forget those lessons you have taught us! I will never forget the times you and I had our chats late at night, or as you dropped me off for drum line practice in the morning! Those memories will always be there to constantly remind me of how truly blessed I am to have you as a mother! Your sacrifices and your constant watch over us as you raised us to be who we are today, shows how much you love and care for each and every one of us! The balance of time you spent with each one of us children also shows how much you and Dad truly care for us! Thank you for EVERYTHING! You are amazing! Happy Mother's Day! I love you! Jesse
14: I'm so grateful for mom. She is a wonderful example of a daughter of our heavenly father. She is not unlike the mothers of the stripling warriors. She has taught me that if I do what is right and follow the Lord then I can't go wrong because I'll have his protection. She instilled a love of the scriptures in me when she was my seminary teacher. There is not a day that goes by when I don't think of mom and something she has taught me. I still use many of her lines when I interact with the young men in my church callings..."The Holy Ghost goes to bed at midnight." "Keep your hands out of your pockets...", "Satan will feed a you a teaspoon of truth to get you to swallow a gallon of lies", to just name a few. I love mom and am so happy I chose her to be my mother. Joseph
16: Josh, 9: I'm glad that you raised your third son to be a good dad. Heidi, 2: I like to go upstairs and see Grandma. Ben, 5: What's nice about Grandma is that she talks to me. Andrew, 7: Grandma has cool toys at her house. Christian, 10: Grandma always make sure we are safe when we are at her house.
17: James: I am grateful for the sacrifices mom has made for me. I know she did this because of her love for me. James and Angie: Having been through the different things we go through, she always has a good perspective to share to help us keep the right perspective.
21: Mom, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all that you have done for me in my life. You have always been there for me and loved me, even when you didn't think what I was doing was right for me. In the end you have always been right, and I should have listened to you the first time. | I'm still working on this by the way! You are the greatest. I know you love me and always will, and for that I will always be grateful. Love you, Joyce
23: Kathy, On this Mother's Day, 2010, I just want to tell you what a joy and privilege it is to be married to you and for you to be the mother of our children. Who would have thought that 41 years ago we would be where we are today having had 11 children together and having served together as we have throughout the years. I am very grateful for all that you mean to me and for all that you have done for me through our years together. You have been supportive of me in the various callings I have had and have always been there when I needed additional support and encouragement. Though not all of our challenges have been easy, we have faced them together and have persevered together. I love you more today than ever before and expect that love will only increase as time goes on. Love, Howard
24: Mom, Like so many of my brothers and sisters, I am truly grateful for you. I loved putting this book together. It was so fun to see all the appreciation for such a wonderful mother. | I love you more than words could ever express. You are truly a daughter of Heavenly Father and a women of virtue. Thank you for all you taught me and for helping me remember so many times. I love you and am grateful for all you did, do and continue to do. Love, Judith
25: Where do I start to put into words my appreciation for mom. To keep it simple When I think of mom I feel her unconditional love. I love that mom always greets me with a smile and has a light in her eyes that always reminds me of how loved I am by her. I saw a quote the other day by Abraham Lincoln that read, "Everything I am I owe to my mother." That simple quote sums up how I feel about mom. She has instilled in me a love of the Savior and His work and I am grateful for her love and example more each day. Thank you for being you and teaching me to always be true to myself and others. You're the best mom I ever had!! I love you mom and Happy Mothers Day!!!