** I was blogging for a couple of months before I sat down with my mom and showed her my blog. I'll never forget the look on her face. My heart melted. She was so proud. She looked up at me from the couch and was amazed by what I had made. As young women we long to know that our mothers are proud of the mark we are leaving on the world. I've always known that she was supportive, that was a given. But to know that she was supportive of something that I have dreamed up all on my own sent a whole new surge of gratitude through me. This is for my mother. **
God could not have blessed me with a better best friend. You are more than anything I could have dreamed up for a role model, confidant, and mother. When I look at you I see a reflection of God's grace. There were so many times that you could have left me to fend for myself. You could have walked away hurt and unforgiving but you have never given up on me. Ever. You're my encouragement when I feel alone in any situation. You have planted seeds in me to grow in excellence. You have held my hand through all of lifes challenges, heart breaks, and triumphs. I love you more than anything. You're my hero.
(Ps. She sent those flowers to my job just because. I told you she's amazing.)