I am so blessed to have been raised by such an amazing woman. My mom is the epitome of what every mom should be and the kind of mom that every child could ever want or need. My mom's love is sacrificial, tireless, consistent, and winsome. Even when my parents didn't have a lot of money, she would make sure that all my needs were met before hers were, making sure I had enough to eat, warm clothes to wear, and toys that would bring me joy. My mom is one of the sweetest, kindest, and most generous person you will ever meet and you cannot help but love her if you know her.
The amount of mother-in-law jokes that exist can only be indicative of what many people experience with theirs, which makes me oh so very thankful that this is NOT AT ALL the case with me. I get along with my mother-in-law so well and admire so many things about her. She is insanely brilliant, well-read, super generous, artistic, and willing to do whatever she can in order to serve you. All four of her boys adore her, a testament to the amazing mother she has been to them all their lives.
Moms, I love and respect you both immensely and am so thankful to have been blessed with such wonderful examples of what it means to be an excellent mother. My hope is that I can be as great of a mom to my kids as you both have been to yours, love you both so, so much!