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Mother's Day

Sunday, May 11, 2014

First of all, I received the sweetest card from Sari. I didn't give birth to her. She came into my life when she was 7 at the time I married her dad. If I had put in an order for a daughter and been given the opportunity to chose the traits and characteristics I wanted, I couldn't have come closer. Plus, I never had to change diapers, and she knew how to wash dishes and make her bed. Works for me!

Here's part of what she wrote in the card:

"Mom, yes that is what I call you because it doesn't take DNA to be a real mom, it takes love, support, faith, encouragement, friendship, patience, understanding! You have shown me all of these through the years, and I'm proud to call you mom!!!"

Yep, it wiped me out. Great big alligator tears. . . . along with a silly smile on my face. Wow.

Today wrapped up a 4 day weekend with DH celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary. We had some fun, got a lot of stuff done around the place, as well as taking care of some business in the city. We rode to the coast with some friends and had an absolutely awesome day today.

Anyway, tomorrow I'm planning a day with my mom and sister . . . that'll be really special. It seems that the horrible garbage that happened a few years ago that caused alienation between us is behind us. Stuff happens. I'm glad we've been able to move with a clearer perspective of what really counts. Mom is 84 years old. My sister is 55 and almost died just a few months ago. (She was in a coma for 5 weeks after developing pneumonia on top of that deadly flu virus.) I'm really thankful God is a God of second chances.

Let's make today count!

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MARITIMER3 5/14/2014 11:05PM

    Sounds like a wonderful Mother's Day, and I hope you enjoyed the family time.

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ELVISINTHEHOUSE 5/12/2014 8:12PM

    What a beautiful card! I'm happy for you.
I hope your visit with Mom and Sister also went well.
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TRESSWANN 5/12/2014 7:42PM

    I am so happy for you! Happy Mother's day for sure!

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GODS_TEMPLE 5/12/2014 4:58PM

    What a wonderful card. I love what Sari said about DNA.

I was talking to a friend at Church yesterday, and she mentioned celebrating her son's 'Coming into the family" day. He was adopted from Russia, and every year they have a celebration to mark his Special day.

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BONNIEMARGAY 5/12/2014 3:17PM

    Blessings to you! emoticon

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VICKI-B-N-FLA 5/12/2014 12:15PM

  So happy it was a good day for you and what a special blessing you have with your step daughter. emoticon

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OHANAMAMA 5/12/2014 12:14PM

    How precious!
I'm glad you had an awesome Mother's Day!
I hope your day with Mom and sister today are just as awesome.
HUGS!


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WALLAHALLA 5/12/2014 10:14AM

    Glad you had such a wonderful day!

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BIGPAWSUP 5/12/2014 9:32AM

    Awesome.

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KAREN-IS-HERE 5/12/2014 9:14AM

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1CRAZYDOG 5/12/2014 9:04AM

    Wow! I could feel the tears welling up reading your DD's msg. How heart felt and beautiful. To say the least, she's RIGHT!!! So glad things are good between your Mom, sister and you. AS has been said, a brush w/death certainly does put petty differences into perspective. Glad for all of you.

HUGS

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FELINEBETTER 5/12/2014 8:21AM

    Wow! What a beautiful card to receive! I have no doubt that you're a gift in her life, but it is still another thing to have her tell you so!

Glad you had a great Mothers' Day!

Btw -- I feel you are a gift in my life too. Thank you.

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THINFITFEMINIST 5/12/2014 6:12AM

    What a beautiful card.

Many times when people are as sick as your sister was there is a true turning of the road. So happy this occurred.

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JENNEINAZ 5/12/2014 1:05AM

  It sounds like you had a great day!

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FLEMIDG 5/12/2014 12:25AM

    What a lovely sentiment your daughter wrote. I would have cried too. I'm so glad you get along so well. That is a blessing. It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend with family and friends and now you get to spend some time with your mother and sister. Enjoy yourself and make some wonderful memories. God is good.

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