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THE BEST Mother's Day Letter

Saturday, May 07, 2011

This is what my 22 year old college son sent me for Mother's Day:

Why you're the best mom ever!

1. You cook the most delicious meals
2. You love your job and tell us stories about your 'kids'. (I work in a daycare)
3. Your facebook statuses always make me and my roommates laugh.
4. You care about our education enough to pay our tuition so we won't have loans.
5. You have the best laugh.
6. You take good care of Brown-Brown while we're away at school.
7. You get along with our girlfriends.
8. You love the CD's we make you and listen to them (a lot!)
9. You hook us up with awesome breakfast food and snacks when you visit!
10. You ALWAYS make us give you a hug at bedtime!
11. You end every phone conversation with 'I love you.' (Some days I really need to hear it!)
12. You let us know how proud we make you.
13. You laugh at our sarcastic/cynical/occasionally mean jokes.
14. You give the best advice.
15. You cry every time I go back to college, even though I've been at it for four years!

Anyway, I really wish I could be home for Mother's Day. But I just wanted to let you know that I wouldn't be where I am and more importantly WHO I am today without you. Thanks for everything, and I can't wait to see you and dad again when I get back from France! Seriously, I probably don't tell you enough, but I love you so much and you've been such a great help and influence on me. You're an amazing mom and someday you'll be an amazing grandma! My kids will probably ALWAYS be bugging me to go visit Grandma Gillaspie. (I don't like that name --you should go by Grandma Ann. Grandma Gillaspie just makes me think old, like Great Grandma!) Haha, but seriously, thanks for always being there for me and for always having the door open for me whenever I need to come home. You're the best!

(and I wrote this on behalf of David too.)

Back to me again--do I have a wonderful son or what?
He's going to France for 10 days with the choir and orchestra from the college he attends.
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    That is a heart warming Mothers Day gift for sure.

    You are blessed indeed.
    1927 days ago
    What a beautiful Mother's Day gift your son gave you. What you have given, you are getting back a hundredfold. It brought tears to my eyes. Between us girls, I'd go with Grandma Annie. All the kids called my mom that and these days, tho she has passed on, we all have our Granny Annisms that we love to share from the heart. Yesterday was mom's birthday so I guess I am feeling particularly close to her right now. A mother is so dear.

    emoticon on your sweet victory over diabetes II. My story is similar...losing 38# returned my blood glucose to normal and gone also was my pre-hypertension. I hate to exercise, but feel blessed that I am not hampered by injury or ill health. I enjoyed reading your success story today on Spark People. I share your love of this site. You are an inspiration. The timing could not be better today as I wrestle with the thought of that 5 mile walk that is ahead of me. Keep up the great work, Ann. emoticon
    2401 days ago
    You are VERY, VERY blessed indeed! This is just a wonderful tribute to a FANTASTIC mom!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!
    2522 days ago
    What a heartfelt letter from a son that loves you dearly. Every woman would only pray to receive such a tribute on a special day. You are a very special person to have raised such a thoughtful and caring man. I loved the letter!!!!
    2535 days ago
    That is a wonderful letter & tribute to you as a Mom. Sounds like a wonderful son, you should be proud.
    2540 days ago
    I love it! My son is almost 15; I hope someday he will write me a letter as beautiful as the one your son wrote to you. You are definitely an inspiration to me...

    2543 days ago
    emoticon Aw...that is fantastic! That's worthy of a frame. How thoughtful and wonderful of him to send it to you! Made my heart melt!! Wonderful!
    2543 days ago
  • KMIRANDA2000
    That is just've raised a real gentlemen...some girl will be very lucky to have such a thoughtful man as her husband.
    2543 days ago
    What a wonderful letter to receive. You raised them right!
    2543 days ago
    wow, i hope my boys see me this way when they get older. i still make them do alot of the same things. I think us that do make some pretty good grown men when they get older. You have a great boy there!!!!!!
    2543 days ago
  • HOPE2011
    How wonderful! What a proud mama you must be! emoticon
    2543 days ago
    WOW! What a blessing. What great kids you raised!! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day. You deserve it!!

    2544 days ago
    What an incredible young man you have raised, and what a treasure that letter must be for you...
    2544 days ago
    Wonderful,there is no one like a mother,she is like the first blanket you ever had,soft,warm and no matter how old she becomes she is still precious and warm and all of the above.
    2544 days ago
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