I remember the first year I was able to celebrate Mother's Day. I was so excited to finally realize the dream of being a mother. I imagined the years ahead and felt so grateful.
I am grateful today for the past 32 years as I have watched Lacy grow and become a man. I am grateful for the experience of pushing him to be the best he could be, and seeing him become a wonderful and thoughtful human being. I feel such pride in him and his accomplishments. Someone reminds me nearly daily how blessed they are to know Lacy.
Today I am thankful for my mother's constant love and support. She modeled sacrificial love every day. She taught me by her life example how to be a mother. Her absence creates an ache in my heart.
On this day I am also thinking of the mothers I know who have lost children this year. My dear friend whose daughter lost her battle with cancer and a new Facebook friend whose son is finally free of the ravages of HD.