A Tribute to Mom on Mother’s Day

This is a little thank you to mom for just a few of the many things she’s done in my life. If I had the time, I could write volumes. Mom, you make me proud!

Mom,

Thank you for encouraging me. Sometimes I’ve been so discouraged about life that I haven’t been able to see a way out. But you helped me through. When we were in North Dakota while dad was in law school and you were working at the preschool, you’d take me through the tunnels to stay out of the cold, and show me the murals painted alongside. It was comforting to be there with you.

Thank you for making my hot dog lunches. I’d open up my lunch box and sometimes in the thermos would be a hot dog, equal to a whole week’s worth of tuna sandwiches! I felt like a prince, a very full prince.

Thank you for sitting in the freezing cold at all my baseball games. Eastern Oregon spring weather can be harsh. But even though our games were delayed sometimes because snow and hail had covered the field, you sat there like a soldierette in the stands, though your fingers and toes froze off. Thank you for being willing to cheer our team on, inning after inning after inning, while the wind howled and the cold rain stung, and while the hot chocolate turned to ice. It meant a lot.

When I injured my knee, thank you for being there by my side. You knew God had a bigger plan for my life, and you shared Jeremiah 29:11 with me: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you a hope and a future.”

You are incredibly uplifting, generous, a woman with a heart for God. Thank you for reflecting Jesus in all the ways that you do. So lucky to be raised by you! Happy Mother’s Day.

Love,

Sam

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