Life as a Thank You – 10
How do I even begin to thank my mom without sounding trite or sappy. Mom, I know I have expressed my gratitude more than once over the years for all the things you have done for me, and I know it won’t be my last thank you to you, but in my effort to write a thank you each week to someone, I wanted to once again express my admiration and gratitude for who you are and all you continue to do for me.
Here is a laundry list of things I am grateful for today:
Thank you for showing me by both words and example the importance of Bible Study and Prayer. I am grateful that you have helped me to recognize and respond to God’s still small voice.
Thank you for introducing me to the Savior, for praying with me and for me, and for helping me develop the habits of a devotional life, memorizing the Word, and faithful church attendance and service.
Thank you for paying for piano and clarinet lessons and supporting the things I was interested in.
Thank you for your wisdom and insight on many things; your voice sounds in my head often as I think about what to do.
Thank you for my siblings. Thank you for finding within yourself the ability to love all of us equally yet differently. And thank you for instilling in us respect for and allegiance to one another.
Thank you for loving me even when I was difficult to love, especially when I was annoying.
Thank you for loving your grandkids so well, for taking them on a trip when they were ten, for coming to their activities and listening to their individual preferences and uniquenesses.
Thank you for taking us places and buying us books and giving us many life experiences that others did not have. You did not have to show us the world the way that you did, and I am grateful for the opportunities and vacations we had. I am also thankful for the way you helped us to see the world through missionary eyes.
Thank you for teaching me to sew.
Thank you for showing me the importance of friends and for teaching me how to be a good one.
Thank you for teaching me to cook and for always putting meals on the table, every day, even when met with complaints and worse.
Thank you for tea parties and birthday parties and holiday celebrations!
Finally, Thank you for teaching me the importance of sending thank you notes!
May God continue to bless you and meet your needs. I love you!