Sunday, May 13, 2012

HACKED: A Mother's Day Post

DISCLAIMER: This blog has been hacked by Elisabeth, but for a good reason. Today is Mother's Day, a day when mothers all over the world are celebrated. Our family did some celebrating today, but certainly not enough. I don't think there's anything I could ever do to celebrate my mom as much as she deserves, but since as far as I know, this is my last Mother's Day with my mother, I thought I'd tell you all about how amazing she is.
So here I go.


Dear Mom,
First of all, sorry for hacking your blog. That's what happens when the wireless is down, we're all forced to share a computer, and you leave yourself signed in. Just sayin'.
When I was little, you used to read Love You Forever by Robert Munsch to me. Every night before I went to bed, you would sing me the song from that book:
I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always
As long as I'm living,
My baby you'll be
Even though I'm 18 now, this is still one of my favorite books. Every time I see it at a book store, I can't help but picking it up and reading it, hearing your voice sing me to sleep. This book describes our relationship fairly well. Although I'm going off to college in the fall, I'm still, and will always be, your baby.
You have influenced me more than you think. You are the reason I am who I am today. You have taught me so much: to love reading, to knit, to care about people, and, most importantly, how to be a godly woman. You have passed on your taste in music and sense of humor to me. You have shown me what it means to love someone who hasn't done anything to deserve your love. You have been a pillar of strength when it feels like my whole world is crashing down around me. You have been my best friend even when all my other friends leave me, or I leave them. You have been honest with me and not sheltered me from the world. You have sacrificed so much for our family, and we truly do not express our appreciation enough.
Words cannot describe how much you have done for me. Watching you care for our little guy and nurse him from near-death to the chubby boy he is today has only reinforced my respect for you. Only an amazing, godly woman cares that deeply for a boy that isn't even her son by blood. Only someone who cares that deeply can give an orphan what he really needs- a family. You have done that and so much more. You are amazing.
At the end of Love You Forever, the mother grows old. Obviously, this is never going to happen to you. But even if it does, I will be there like the boy in the story, always singing:
I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always
As long as I'm living,
My mommy you'll be
I love you, Mom.
~Elisabeth (AKA your favorite daughter ;) )

8 comments:

Sarah Bessey said...

E, you are absolutely brilliant. And happy mother's day, Sandy! I've learned so much from your example and wisdom, too. Love you both! xo

Sally-Girl! said...

Hey, my credit card got hacked last month. I think your hacking is way better than mine!!! What a sweet girl you have raised. Stand proud and give Him all the glory!!!

prechrswife said...

That was the most beautiful hack I've ever read. Sandy, you have raised a beautiful young lady! Happy Mother's Day!

becky bonnema said...

I just want to say "happy mommy's day" to a wonderful mother. May you be showered with blessings from above!

Sharon said...

Wow, what a wonderful letter to your mother. Brought tears to mine so I KNOW it blessed her heart.

Tarasview said...

oh wow, that was so beautiful! I hope someday my daughter grows up to be as amazing as you are E.! Well done on raising such an amazing kid Sanday xox

Tanya said...

A few tears here. E, you are a shining example of what a great mom you have.

Alida said...

Love this!!!