Sunday, May 11, 2008


Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful moms out there. I'm especially greatful for the mom's in my life and the grandma's in my life that have paved the path for myself, and that I can instill those same things in my girls.

I'm greatful for my Grandma Eastwood, her charity and service is amazing and has been through out her life, she is the most generous person and selfless person I know she has around 27 grandchildren, and around 38 great grandchildren, she never misses a birthday song. She had 9 children of her own and has been married 60 years, she is wonderful.

Grandma Gray who lived a hard life, a single mom for alot of her life and finally met my Grandpa and have been married 50 years, they are wonderful and have alot of trials and hardships over the years and have stayed true to the gospel and to one another. I'm greatful she taught my Dad the importance of husbands and the priesthood in a home.

Grandma Lashmett what a sweet spirit she has and a huge heart, she is a remarkable women always thinking of others and not herself, she raised a wonderful daughter and as a result has wonderful grandchildren. I'm greatful for her strenght and testimony in the gospel. She has faced trials as well and I'm sure is excited for the time she is reunited with her love. Until then we are glad she is around to share with us stories, and always keeps us on our toes with her sense of humor.

Shirley, I'm greatful for her, I know she doesn't hear that much from me and sometimes having a daughter-in-law may be a little harder than a mother-daughter relationship. None the less I'm glad to have her in my life, and greatful she loves me and my children. I wish we lived closer so she could be around us more and share special moments that we have in our lives. She is a great entertainer, loves to be around people, enjoys working and working hard. She is a great listener and always has advice for me when I have questions or concerns. She loves to take charge and always helps out so much when she comes to visit us. She did and fantastic job raising her son to seek out what is important to him, follow his dreams, respect women, and to cherish his family, and most importantly puts me in front of all else. That he learned from his mother, and father. They have been married I think 35 years, what a great example to us. She has 3 children and 2 step children all of which are great individuals with wonderful families as well. 8 Grandchildren and one on the way anyday. We love her very much and pay tribute to her on this day of Mothers.

My mother certainly last but not least has been a constant role model figure in my life for the last 30 years. When I grew up I always wanted to me a mom "just like my mom". She has taught me so many things, and continues to help me on my pathway of motherhood. I have learned by watching her example to love my husband, and allow him to be the Priesthood leader in our home. She has taught me to be selfless with my children and husband and to put there needs ahead of mine. Along my journey she has put up with my type "A" personality and has shown me that, those traits are great qualities and not all bad :-) She teaches me continually to find the good in others, and to be patient. She is very talented, knowledgable, smart, creative, charitable, and has a testimony of Christ that she shares with others around her. She has 14 Grandchildren and hopes for more, she treats them all as if they were her only ones and makes them each feel so special and individual. Mom and Dad have been married 35 years and have shown me patience and long suffering, through all the trials and tribulations of finances, wayward children, jobs, health issues, family issues, ect. What a wonderful example she is to me and how lucky I am to live close to her.

To all you mothers out there, I know it is not easy but it is well worth it. Happy Mothers Day


Mandi said...

Great Post!
Your right, at the end of the day it is totally worth it!

I can't wait to see you guys, hopefully we will have a reason to call you in the next few days (not that I need a reason:o)

Anonymous said...

Well, this is me, in tears again. Thanks for the nice words, I feel so unworthy of them. I am very proud of all my children and the choices they have made. It is difficult to be a parent, I don't envy you kids in today's world. So much more to worry about!

I love you all, very much. I'll see you in 10 days!