S: 50 Reasons Why
BC: Surprise! Happy 50th Birthday!
FC: 50 Reasons Why You Are The Best Mom Ever From Amy and Christine
1: Love | Reason 1. You are the most supportive and loving person all of the time
2: Reason 2. You make us laugh
3: Reason 3. You let us have numerous animals, even if they drove you crazy.... cats, dogs, fish, bunnies, guinea pigs...
4: Reason 4. You gave us both a sister
5: Reason 5. You never said "I told you so"... even if you totally did.
6: Reason 6. You didn't hate us when we colored on your walls, ruined your carpet, or stained your car seats.
7: Reason 7. You put notes in our lunch sacks saying “I love you” and “XOXOXO” everyday, even though we said it embarrassed us.
8: Reason 8. You listen to us when no one else will.
9: Reason 9. You are an amazing sister to your siblings and an incredible daughter to our grandparents, setting a wonderful example for us to follow.
10: Reason 10. You were patient with us when we fought over who got the front seat in the car, who got grounded for longer, and who got the better birthday presents
11: Reason 11. You have become our best friend.
12: Reason 12. You always came and picked us up from school when we were sick even if we were just sleepy.
13: Reason 13. You are our biggest fan and critic at the same time.
14: Reason 14. You raised us in the church so we came to know, love, and follow God.
15: Reason 15. You don’t dress too young/old for your age.
16: Reason 16. You spend every waking moment giving us everything you have
17: Reason 17. You have always put us above all other priorities.
18: Reason 18. You helped make our childhoods unforgettable and fun.
19: Reason 19. You’ve made us the beautiful women we are today. And we love the compliments we get when people say we look just like you.
20: Reason 20. You always encouraged and pushed us to do well in school.
21: Reason 21. You carried us for 9 months, birthed us, changed our diapers, survived our temper tantrums and still love us!
22: Reason 22. You still worry about us, from driving home when it’s just getting dark to doing well on our tough exams.
23: Reason 23. You forced us to apologize when we did something wrong and taught us manners.
24: Reason 24. You survived a divorce with two young kids and we never knew the difference. You are the most resilient and incredible person we know.
25: Reason 25. You always embarrassed us in front of our friends. And we won’t admit that we secretly think you’re hilarious.
26: Reason 26. You always provided a pair of arms to find comfort in after we got out hearts broken the first time and after things didn’t quite go the way we wanted.
27: Reason 27. You never got upset when our girly sleepovers got a little too loud.
28: Reason 28. You never compared the two of us to each other, and made sure we knew we were individuals
29: Reason 29. You let us grow up, even if you weren't ready for us to.
30: Reason 30. Even when we messed up big, you kept on loving us and giving us second chances
31: Reason 31. You let us be goofy!
32: Reason 32. You've taught us what it means to be a good friend
33: Reason 33. You love us even though we can be really weird!
34: sunshine | bloom | Reason 34. By your example, we became confident, independent women.
35: Reason 35. No matter what was going on, you always kept our field trips, band concerts, and cheer meets your first priority
36: Reason 37. You supported all of our latest hobbies, styles, and creativity
37: Reason 38. You helped us through hard times.
38: Reason 38. You taught us to fight for what we want, set our goals high, and to never never never give up
39: Reason 39. You made every birthday the most special day of the year
40: Reason 40. You let us be kids as long as we wanted to be.
41: Reason 41. You never complained when we practiced our school instruments at home, no matter how loud, obnoxious, or awful we were.
42: Reason 42. You raised us to be respectful yet honest, humble yet proud and loving to everyone.
43: Reason 43. We have family traditions to look forward to. Like taking Christmas morning pictures and baking goodies during the holidays.
44: Reason 44. You taught us how to love
46: Reason 45. You were tough on us as kids, but you gave us security because we never doubted how much you loved us.
47: Reason 46. You sat through hours of “The Wizard of Oz” and “Bear in the Big Blue House”
48: Reason 47. You let us listen to our music when we were in the car, even if it was pretty awful
49: Reason 48. You have held our family together.
50: Reason 49. Even if your couponing sometimes annoys us, you’ve taught us how to shop for good deals and budget money wisely
51: Reason 50. There are so many reasons why you're the best mom ever. There's no way we could list them all! We love you, and could not be who we are without you.