Mom,

You inspire me. Your strength is beyond amazing and unfailing. No matter what life throws at you, your husband, me, or my siblings, you do not waiver. You stand firm and weather the storm with us, being the rock that holds us all together. Thank you.

We always laugh that I’m so much like you in so many ways, but I truly find them to be amazing qualities and couldn’t be happier to have them be a part of who I am. You always try to make sure everyone is happy in pretty much every situation – I love that about you, because I do the exact same thing (as we both know).

I cherish our relationship because I know that it’s truly special. Not every mother/daughter relationship is like ours, and I will never, ever take it for granted. I love that I can call you randomly, for no reason whatsoever, and we just chat about anything and everything. Sometimes, I just need to hear your voice after a crazy day. Other times, I need your strength and support. You always know exactly the right thing to say, and for that, I’m truly grateful. You always remind me that the sun will shine brighter tomorrow, no matter how gloomy today is. And when I feel like things couldn’t get any worse, you are always right there to lift me back up and prove to me over and over again that it’s not that bad and that I’ll get through this, one day at a time.

I am so thankful for everything you’ve provided to our family. You always put us first, and I love that about you. However, I must remind you to take some time for yourself every once in a while too…yes, we’re the same in that aspect too and I’m working on it as well ;).  You are encouraging, supportive, loving, caring, beautiful, imaginative, smart, positive, radiant, faithful, crazy, and the best farmer mama ever! You attack every obstacle head-on, and you don’t back down. You show up to every single important event, no matter what else is going on. You drive a tractor like a badass. You help fix fences and build smoke houses. I’m so damn proud of you! You never cease to amaze me, and I love it!

You do it all, and then some. Your behind the scenes are chaotic, I know, but you never let it show. You take care of what needs to be taken care of and have a blast doing it! That’s one thing I can always count on – every time we hang out or are together, it’s so much fun! Need I remind you of the Shmammered Ladybug?! Good times, my love! Good times. 🙂

There is so much about you that I love and cherish, but one thing is for sure, I have a lot to be thankful for when it comes to you! Thank you for always being there, for wiping the tears away, helping me bandage a new injury, cheering me on at every sporting event (and we both know that was a lot!), laughing with me, crying with me, holding me the way only a mother can do, reassuring me when times were tough, having fun with me when times were great, cherishing your family the way that you do, and never giving up. I know that there have been some tough times in your life, from the loss of your parents and sister, to the struggles of every day life. But through it all, you’re a light to those around you. Even when you’re hurting, you lift others up. You are so unbelievably strong and I am so PROUD and thankful to be your daughter!

Mom, you’re one amazing woman. Thank you for being my mom!

♥ HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! ♥

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