I'm thankful for all the times my mother took care of me while I was sick. For leading my Brownie troop. For sewing my special Easter dresses. For throwing big spend-the-night birthday parties (and for making me include every single girl in the class). For homemade doughnuts, pecan pie and "just chicken." And most of all, for teaching me that I could be anything I wanted to be when I grew up.
Those of you who've lost mothers, I pray for you today, because I know this can be a difficult holiday. My mother is still living, and even though she lives six hours away, I'm thankful I still have her with me. In fact, I'm excited she'll be coming to visit us this week.
Happy Mother's Day!