happy mother's day. ever since i was little, i looked up to you and have strived to follow in your footsteps. people say i'm a daddy's girl. which, i sort of am. but i think i'm equally a mama's girl. i'll always remember this one time, in middle school, i lost all of my friends because they got into drugs. i didn't know how to approach the situation. because i was completely alone. i came home and just cried to you. i couldn't wait to let it all out. you took me, in the car, & we drove to a place called 'the store.' you let me pick a treat i wanted and then we went to fazoli's, where we got their famous slushes. it reminds me of taylor swift's 'best day with you' song about her mom. you have always been there for me. you have always taught me how to love and how to care for people. you have taught me how to serve others beyond any measure. you have taught me everything i've needed to know in this life. it scares me to ever think of you not being here. because, well, i call and ask for your advice on something every single day. whether it be relationship advice, recipes, or anything in between, you're always there. you know it all. it's going to be really hard trying to measure up to you as a mother for my children. i will always put them first. because that's what you taught me. i love you. and hope your day is perfect.
dear mama schroeder,
happy mother's day to YOU as well. whenever someone brings you up, on cue, i just start to get teary eyed. for a number of reasons, really. one of the reasons is that i can't get over how i lucked out. i don't get it. i have many friends who don't absolutely LOVE their mother in laws like their own mother. but me, oh man, i really did luck out. the other reason is for your example. you are so strong. you have been through so much & have beat it! you don't complain. i love that about you. you don't sit there & feel sorry for yourself. but instead, you trust in the lord and you always seem calm. like i said before, you have been through so much. i don't know how you do it. you are an amazing inspiration and example of faith, steadfastness & that phrase in the scriptures "enduring to the end." most days, i feel like we don't express appreciation to you as much as we should. i am so thankful you are my mother in law. i can't imagine marrying into a different family. i think it's safe to say that i wouldn't be as happy as i am right now. you're always showing you care & that you love us. i can sit here forever & talk about the many great things about you. the biggest one, is raising exceptional children. ESPECIALLY my mr. schroeder :) he is humble. he is kind. he is forgiving. you taught him well. & i can't thank you enough for preparing my future husband to meet me. i don't know what i did to deserve it. and i probably never will know. happy mother's day. please recognize your worth. and go pamper yourself every once in awhile! i know you hate these pictures below, but i think you are beautiful. and i love them.