Dear seasons of love,
I’m 26 years into this thing we call life, and there’s one woman who hasn’t waivered in her commitment to me in any life stage. She truly has embraced you and discovered how to love no matter what stage people are in. So today, I’d like to take a moment to wish the woman I am more thankful for than she’ll ever know a Happy Birthday!
To the woman who gave birth to me at 10 lbs., 4 oz. (sorry I created tyranny for you as I entered the world :)),
Who attended countless sporting events she didn’t love because I did,
Who let me be a tomboy yet still trained me to be a lady in the midst (thanks for drawing the line in the sand when I wanted to play football :))
Who invented Mama Linda’s Favorite Recipes and allowed our snack drawer to be the revolving door for our friends (friends have the ability to define a kid”…you were always in the mix with mine),
Who taught me being an outspoken woman with a strong work ethic can still be graceful,
Who worked the nursing night shift so she could be our mom during the day (your presence impacted us more than you’ll ever know).
To the woman I can call about anything (thanks for answering all my grocery store/cooking calls :)),
Who will find answers to my questions no matter what it takes,
Who is unafraid to say hard things (and people wonder where I get it from :)),
Who is defying the status quo and age and currently making strides to be the healthiest she’s ever been,
Who values knowledge and is actively growing,
Who lives securely and walks in confidence in who she is.
To the woman who is a giver, a fighter, a lover,
A mother, a wife, a daughter, a neighbor, a friend,
To the woman who words could never do justice,
Looking forward to many more seasons with you! Let’s enjoy the one we’re in right now as much as we can!!!
Thankful God chose to make Mama Roth my mom,