From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

To My Mom, Gennie, and all of the other Moms out there.



This is Keely. I'm interrupting my mother's regularly scheduled blog for a very important holiday announcement. On behalf of daughters and sons everywhere, I am here to tell all the moms out there that we love you very much and that one day just isn't enough to thank you for everything you do for us. Especially to my mom, I love you enormously. Thank you for being my mom.

Thank you for teaching me that I am smart enough and strong enough to do things myself. Thank you for teaching me that I can do things even though I'm scared, and that being scared doesn't make me weak. Thank you for being there to listen to me and talk to me.

Thank you for making sure that I knew how to cook and do my own laundry when I went to college. Thank you for teaching me how to have fun in life, like cheating poorly at board games. Thank you for being patient with me, even when I drove you up a wall. Thank you for accepting Taurus and my other friends and Isaac's friends and making them feel like a part of our family.

Thank you for all of the meals you've cooked, the comfort when I was sick, and for picking me up all the times I've gotten stuck. Thank you for always being there and being my Mommy.

1 comment:

Genevieve said...

Thank you for a very nice Mothers Day surprise, Keely. But "cheating poorly at board games"? Me? Surely you jest. ;)

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