Saturday, May 12, 2007

One generation plants the trees, another gets the shade...

In only five hours, it will be Mothers' Day here. Although I wish I could personally hand flowers, chocolate and ice tea (mom's personal favorite) directly to my mom, a virtual greeting will have to do.

Happy Mothers' Day, mom. Certainly there was no better match for me than you for being the best mother I could have imagined. The lessons you taught me pop up throughout every day. I love you and miss you and hope you have a fabulous day.

And Happy Mothers' Day to my mother-in-law, Brenda, too! I get the benefit everyday of living with a man who was well-loved by his mom. Thanks for being such a great one.

Ah, motherhood...I am surrounded by lots and lots of maternal units. In fact, I'm one of the few remaining femalians in my circle who doesn't have intimate knowledge of Bugaboos, diaper bags and sippy cups.

I would like to take a moment to toast the girlfriends and family members in my life who are a decade or less into this seemingly fabulous journey of motherhood. I'm so proud of you all for being such amazing women...juggling so many different balls in the air, it would probably be impossible to count. It's been a joy and honor to walk along side you and learn so much from your experiences.

By name...
Beth - daughters Alaina and Maddy
Zanny - daughters Eliana, Hadley, and Nettie
The Jennifer Quadrant:
Jenn Alexander - son Cy
Jenn Jilani - son Aleisander
Jen Mills - son Ethan and one on the way!
Jennifer Bays - son Theo and baby GIRL on the way!
Sara - sons Sam, Ben and Matthew
Deepikaa - son Christopher
Bridget - sons Joey and Joshua, daughter Rachel
Sister-in-laws Audrey - sons Ben and Jonah...and Cady - son Jack and daughter Lily
Cousin-in-law Elizabeth - daughter Samantha and one on the way!
Fiona - daughter Anja
Jolie - daughter Sydney
Anne - son Benjamin
The Kari Duo:
Kari Fabyanske - TWIN sons Ethan and Wyatt
Kari McCrady - daughter Linnea
Emily - daughters Georgia and Jill
Karen - son Alex
Bianca - sons Lucas and Leon
Cousin Cindy - son Ethan with one on the way!

A HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY TO EVERYONE! Wishing you the very best with your beautiful sons and daughters this year.

Lynn (a.k.a. Real or Surrogate Auntie Lynn)


Anonymous said...

Happy Mothers Day to you too mom! I love you, and you're the best doggie-mom in the world!


Gabi & Jolie said...

WHAT AN HONOR!! It's one thing to have your poetic verses bestowed on our blog, but to have mention AND PICTURE planted on yours!!??

We're not worthy.

Jolie and Sydnie