Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day...

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers. I would like to say thank you to one mother in particular - my mother-in-law, Debbie (aka Grandma Debbie). She has always been there for me. Wow, I do not even know where to start...from helping me plan my wedding, to bringing Haley out to visit when Brandon and I lived on the East cost, to everything else in between. No matter what it was, she would step up in such a non-overbearing way that it was always such a relief to have her around when I really needed someone (not to mention the fun we have when everything is going great). And, hmmm, I have really needed her lately. Ever since Sophie was born, she has been so helpful...from bringing over dinner, to watching Sophie so I could get some cleaning done or run errands, to a endless list of other things. And now ever since Sophie's diagnose, she has been... I just can't seem to summarize it in one word or even one phrase. Instead, I will say thank you for all the things you have done for me.

Debbie - Thank you for coming over in a moments notice. Thank you for listening to me when I needed to vent. Thank you for all the wonderful advice. Thank you for understanding. Thank you for all the little things. Thank you for being so great with Haley and Sophie. Thank you for going to Baltimore with us - I don't think I can ever thank you enough for that. When you once again unselfishly volunteered your time to go with us, I thought sure that would be great. What I didn't realize was that it made a world of a difference. Instead of Brandon and I being overwhelmed and exhausted, we came home from the trip excited and ready to make this diet work. Thank you, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for coming with us. Thank you for joining Sophie and I on our day trips to Chicago since she started the diet. You once again unselfishly volunteered your time - THANK YOU. Instead of me being overwhelmed with the diet and traveling alone with Sophie, you made it easy. You make my life easier. I guess that is the phrase I was thinking of but couldn't put my finger on. Thank you for making my life easier. Without you, I am sure I would have had more meltdowns than I could have handled. I so appreciate you more than I can say. That is probably not something a lot of daughter-in-laws say to their mother-in-laws. Thank you for everything - this list only begins to touch on the things you do for us. Happy Mother's Day.


Grandma Debbie said...

What a wonderful Mother's day gift! I always thought I was the lucky one to have gained a daughter like you. Love Debbie

great aunt barb said...

What sweet thoughts.... and to think that I was called yesterday by Grey and told that Laura and I should wear something old that could get wet and dirty today because he, Sara, and Ryan were going to "shower us with love." I'm afraid this may involve super soaker water guns!!

Hope all of you have a wonderful day. Hugs and kisses to all.