Monday, May 9, 2011

A Letter from my Son for Mothers Day


2002

      Today is the day to honor all mother's, especially mine.  My mom is one of the greatest in the world if not THE greatest in all the world. As a young woman around the age of 20, my mom was diagnosed with MS. That didn't stop her, un-motivate, or discourage her from living her life to the utmost of her ability.  

       She was told that she would be ok to have one child but it may harm the MS.  After the first one was born, my older sister, she was told that she should stop.   If she was to have another child, the risk was higher  to harm her MS, and what did she do?   She had another kid, and personally I thank her because I am her second child and her only son.
       
       Growing up as a kid, my dad worked long days and sometimes two jobs.  I always valued my father's work ethic but because of it, my mom had to raise two kids mostly by herself. But let me tell you something, she did a fine job, if I don't say so myself.  

       While my sister and I were growing up, I wouldn't say my mother was the push over parent.  I liked to say she is the one that would do whatever she could to give us what we wanted, within reason. Through our teenage years though we were still teenagers. My mom guided us through middle school and high school.  She helped us with homework, gave us advice with any problems, and taught us how to clean our house. 

       She was always very protective.  I remember one time during middle school, I was being bullied by another kid at school.  I told my parents about it, and against my father's advice, my mom personally calls the school and tells them.  The next day my teacher told the kid not to talk to me in class anymore. 

       My mom is not only a great guardian, she is also a good mentor.  Helping my sister and me with whatever problems came our way.  If she couldn't help in those rare times, she knew who to go to that could help us.
       
     My mom is the best mother in the world because she raised the best two children in the world. One became an accountant and the smartest sister I have. She graduated college and is going for her master's degree next year. She is working for a large company. The other one turned out to be one of America's toughest and finest fighting machines, a United States Marine!

      My mom might not look tough, but she raised a Marine. I graduated boot camp the company's high shooter. I'll have to say, she had to be doing something right, a lot of something right.  If anyone disagrees, they can come talk to me or my sister and we'll tell you whats up.
2011

28 comments:

Dr. Momi said...

What a nice tribute. Bet you cried when you first read it! My sister has MS, I'm going to hook her up with your blog. Looking forward to following your posts.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

How great is it to receive a wonderful letter like that!

Karen said...

This brought tears to my eyes Kim. Such a lovely letter. Most guys aren't so willing to share their feelings. What a wonderful loving son you have raised.
Cheers

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I did tear up, it is nice to know how our kids think. I always worry, I could have, should have..etc....I want younger Moms to see that they do grow up and turn out nice :) Hopefully

Anne - Mommy Has to Work said...

That's so sweet! I got goosebumps.

Patti Hanan said...

What a precious gift this letter is! I know how proud you are of your grown children. And they have good reason to be proud of you! Congratulations Kim, on raising two wonderful adults. Happy Mother's day!

Andaje said...

WOW Kim.... You facing MS might just have made you the strongest Mom ever even though your physique is not always in the hightest gear :o) Hope you had a great Mother's Day.

Kerri said...

I'm like ready to bawl. I worry so much about how Jacob will be effected by my illness...looks like your kids turned out beautifully!!
Thanks for sharing this!

Muffy's Marks said...

What a beautiful tribute to you. You have to be so very proud of your children. Kudos to you for doing such a wonderful job raising them. I'll be willing to bet this was one of those Mother's Days that will become a cherished memory.

Sandra said...

i know you cried because when i got to the last paragraph I cried with happiness for you and your wonderful children. amazing young people you raised, love that photo

Brenda Susan said...

Love love love this letter by your son! You should be super proud of the wonderful job you did! What more could a mom want than to read a tribute like that? Yay you!

hip-chick said...

what a beautiful letter. Congratulations on a job well done.

Ginny said...

I am amazed and touched that you wrote this for your mom and her followers. It is probably the best thing you could have given her, and I know she will treasure it. I know where you get your toughness as a Marine, from your mom, you have to have that kind of toughness to struggle each day like she does. Your letter gave me chills, and I know she is so very proud of you!!

Remington said...

Hi Remington here! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Nice to meet you! This blog was so nice. What a great letter.... BTW -- I am going to follow you, no don't worry....not around your kitchen....just in Blogland! I hope we can be great friends!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

OH Kim, that was so special. Made me teary.. What a nice thing to come from your son... I know you are proud of him, but he is definitely proud of you... God Bless ALL of you.
Hugs,
Betsy

Stephanie M. Page said...

PRECIOUS! I love this. I have tears! SO SO SO SO Great. =)

WhiteStone said...

I love the statement, "My mom might not look tough, but she raised a Marine." Pretty nifty!
Bless you all!

Heather said...

Kim,
I just wanted to stop by your blog and thank you for following my blog and for always leaving such nice comments – I really enjoy them! Have a wonderful day!
– Heather

Chelle said...

I love that! So sweet :)

Alicia The Snowflake said...

Oh how sweet! Sounds like you did a great job my friend. I pray you had a blessed Mother's Day!

Deborah said...

I loved that story. You must be so proud of both your children!! You & your husband sure did a great job at raising them.That was nice :)
xxoo
Deborah

Naomi said...

Totally gorgeous letter. Thank so much for sharing it with us xx

Rachel said...

Such beautiful words from a loving son!

Muffie said...

i'm just now getting to a lot of posts... what a beautiful letter! you should be so proud!!
Peace,
Muff

Glenda said...

Wow! What a priceless, powerful tribute . . . a mother's greatest reward is to be praised by her children!!

Michelle said...

Simply beautiful!

Stacey Dawn said...

What a treasure....
Goosebumps just keep running all over me!

Connie Arnold said...

I missed this post earlier and just read it. It's wonderful! You have such a special family!

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