S: Happy Mother's Day, Mom!
BC: "Mothers hold their children's hands for a while - their hearts forever." | May 9, 2011 Made with love. Love, Ben, Haylee and Christine
3: I love you, mommy. Thanks for always taking care of me.. Love, Mitsy
4: "A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." - Cardinal Mermillod | Christine
5: Me & Mom
6: "A lucky few have a mother like you. Mothers are flowers in the garden of life." - Thomas Fuller
7: I love you, Mommy!
9: "There is no friendship, no love, like that of a mother for her child."
10: "A Mother's love never ages."
11: "M-O-T-H-E-R "M" is for the million things she gave me, "O" means only that she's growing old, "T" is for the tears she shed to save me, "H" is for her heart of purest gold; "E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining, "R" means right, and right she'll always be, Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER," A word that means the world to me. -Howard Johnson"
12: "We Laugh, We Cry We Make Time Fly Best Friends we are, My Mom & I"
15: Happy Mother's Day
18: "A mother's love perceives no impossibilities"
20: Just a few kind words . . . | Dear Mommy I can’t even express to you how truly thankful I am of you. You have been the one person I have always been able to count on for me to come to when I needed advice or just needed someone to listen to what I had to say. We both know that we have had our ups and downs but, we always seem to get back up and find a way to put it all behind us and when things get rough, you say, “Never give up on yourself.” How could I ever give up on myself and feel right about it, knowing that you would never give up on me? There aren’t very many moms out there that can do just as much as you do. I am thankful to have someone that does so much for me and the family. You hold our family together, without you there would be no family. If there is ever a problem you always figure out a way to make it disappear. You’ve made us stick together through thick and thin, helped me when no one else could, and showed me things that I will carry in throughout my life. Want you to know that I recognize everything you do for me and appreciate it very much. I honor you, Mom, with all my love and gratitude because of these things that you have taught me in life. You have been someone who has never given up on me or anyone else in the family. You do so much and it may not always seem like I see it but its true and I am just so blessed to have a mom like you in my life. At the end of the day, I know that no matter what happens, you will always love me. I wouldn’t trade 15 years with you for 60 years with someone else. You support me in my journey, even fit may not be the road you would have taken. Because of you, Mom, Have become a person who tries to be nonjudgmental, kind, patient, air, loving and compassionate. I only hope that I can pass these same characteristics down to my child, so that he will be as proud of me as am of you. I love you, Mom. Love, Christine.
21: to our great mother. . . | To a wonderful mother, I can’t help but to think how blessed and lucky I am to have a mom just as unique, sweet, fashionable, thoughtful, humorous, and last but not least, lovable as you. Nowadays, we’re stressed with a fast-paced lifestyle with so much to do in so little time. I can say “Thank you,” or “Love you, Mom,” but those words really aren’t good enough. There really isn’t a word to describe all the appreciation and love I have for you. Sure, there’s days where we don’t want to look or talk to each other, but I feel like there’s more days where we both long to hangout, whether it’s at Chipotle for a quick burrito, going out to the good ole Nordstroms, or a quick trip to the grocery store to pick up some yeast for the pizza we’re attempting to make. I really enjoy being around you. Time has really flown by18 years already. I remember being in Kindergarten and pretending to cook with my metal kitchen set. Anyways, I wanted to do something really specialsomething that you can always cherish, and look back on, something that you can cry or laugh about, or something to make you smile. I decided on a book to really show all of our appreciation towards you, bring back some memories and also, some words from the bottom of each of our hearts. I hope you enjoyed looking through this. Just remember that no matter how far away I will be from you that you’ll always be in my heart, and I will always be thinking of you. I love you for all you do for me, and I hope you realize that. Thanks for spoiling me and treating me like a princess. Thanks for always keeping an eye out for me, and for the nonstop support. Thanks for being the best mother I could ever ask for! I hope you have a WONDERFUL Mother’s Day! You deserve the best. Xoxo. Haylee, May 2011
22: We love you, mom! | Mom- Happy twenty-second mothers day! While we may not see each other everyday, I know that you are always just a phone call away (or skype call). I am lucky to have a mom that makes an effort to talk to me at least once every day. I am so appreciative for all that you have done for me. Thanks for the random visits to Des Moines, care packages, and phone calls. The little things that you do for me often go unnoticed. Who else would remember to buy me new socks when my current ones have holes in them? I might be very independent, but I still find that there are some things that require some motherly assistance. During those times that you are able to help solve my given crisis, be it clothing related, a question about cooking, or whatever else is pressing. Talking to you on a daily basis helps to make a bad day become brighter. I am lucky to have a mother who truly cares about my wellbeing. I am proud to call you my mother. I hope you have a very happy, and relaxing, Mother’s Day. You certainly deserve it. Love, Ben
23: I have the best wife. . . | Happy Mother's Day to my wife, Cheryl On Mother's day, I want to wish Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful wife; My friend, my love, a terrific mom, You bring so much happiness into my life. You're everything to this family; I appreciate you, and I want to say, The day we met, I was truly blessed. Happy, Happy Mother's Day! Love You, Cher. -B
25: "You're the greatest mom anyone could ever ask for!" -Christine "We're all so lucky to have you as our mom. You're the best!" -Haylee "You're the best mom a son could ever ask for. Love you!" -Ben | XoXo