What a strange Mother's Day to have not one, not two, but THREE Moms to think of! I feel so blessed to have all three of these women in my life.
My Mom... last year I gave her a magnet from Curly Girl and it says it so well:
"you know" she said, "Even if she weren't My mom, I would go out of my way to be friends with her."
My mom is so supportive, caring, generous, and a fabulous listener. And I'm amazed at how selfless she's been -- and even truly excited -- when she learned that my birth mother would be entering my life. Thank you for all you do, and mostly just for being YOU. I love you, Mom!
Secondly, my Mom by marriage. You always hear those stories about the crazy mother-in-laws from hell... Well, not to brag or anything (well, okay, I am), but I am willing to place money on the fact that I have the best Mom-In-Law of anyone I know. :) She has welcomed me into her family with open arms. We've had a blast shopping, drinking wine, and generally hanging out. I feel so blessed to have her in my life. I love you!
Last, is the Mom I just met. Long ago, she made probably one of the biggest sacrifices she's ever had to make when she sent me overseas to be adopted. I can't even imagine how difficult that had to be, and for that, I will be forever grateful. While I don't really feel that I know her very well and our communication is basically non-existent, I look forward to watching our relationship grow.
Happy Mother's Day to all my Moms!