Sunday, May 11, 2008

My Mom

In honor of Mother's Day, here are 20 things I love about my fabulous mom:
1. My mom is very supportive, but at the same time, helps you keep your feet on the ground.
2. When you wake my mom up in the middle of the night, she tries to make her voice sound as if shes been sitting in bed waiting for you phone call.
3. She's our own personal spell check (something I've needed help with on more than one occasion).
4. She's the families go-to nurse (we would trust her advice over a professionals, I think).
5. She has an unmeasurable amount of faith in Jesus Christ, and it shows in her everyday actions.
6. She and my dad are best friends, which is obvious to even the causal observer.
7. She is honest, you can trust her opinion on anything.
8. She's everyone free personal therapist; friends, family, the grocery store clerk.
9. She will drop everything in her oh-so-busy schedule to make you feel important. About a year ago I was feeling pretty down on myself and the "place I felt I held in this world". Despite the many, many things she had to do, she took the time out to bring flowers and plant them with me and the kids. It seams like such a simple thing, but it meant the world to me.
10. She is a fantastic teacher, especially in things relating to the gospel.
11. She has a great sense of humor.
12. She is an example of what a true daughter should be.
13. She loves unconditionally.
14. She is the ultimate nurturer. All of her children go to her in times of sickness; whether its a small cold, or a surgery, where we recover at her house.
15. She gave me life and taught me how to live.
16. She is very, very charitable. Her and my dad will give just about anything to anyone who needs it, even a home. While growing up, more time than not, we would have someone living with us. We used to joke that we should have a sign in the front declaring "vacancy" or "no vacancy". I remember at one time, we even had a homeless family living with us who my parents had previously never met.
17. She has lovingly shaped us into who we are today, with her example, compassion, love and teaching.
18. She is a terrific grammie; and to prove it, the last two are reasons why my kids love their grammie (Evan loves you too, he just has a hard time expressing it with the right words).
19. Emma loves you because you make her feel good and special. You are always nice to her and you love her.
20. Parker loves you because you are nice, you have High School Musical, you have horses that you love, you love riding bikes like he does, and you make him feel happy.

I love her because she is my mom, our mom, and we couldn't be more blessed! There are so many, many reasons, more than we listed, why we love you so very, very much!


  1. oh, i do not think you you describe your mom any better than you just did. i cried from the title, not to mention the rest. your mom is the one that taught me that as a jordan, we cry over EVERYTHING!! i love you, happy mother's day!

  2. Well--first of all this is from your mother not Carol but I am not smart enough to know how to do that from her computer. I must say I sound a lot better in words than I really am in person. I only have a couple of responses to such a beautiful tribute. The first is it is easy to be a mom when you have wonderful children; and the second is--all I really ever wanted to be was a wife and mother. How can you not enjoy it when every day give you a new opportunity to live your lifetime dream. Granted, there are always the hard times, but hindsight even brings gratitude for those. I love you so much. This means the world to me. Really. I love you.

  3. Oh boy do we all look really bad all i did was a card..... no really it was beautiful!

  4. Hey I need this in a framed 16X20 for the entry!