Happy Birthday!! You don’t look a day over 50, and you get even more beautiful with each passing year. I am so thankful that God created you as my mom and the grandmother of my children. You have been my backbone ever since I came to this world. You are truly the most loving, thoughtful, selfless, compassionate, caring, giving, amazing woman that this world has ever seen. You make me want to be a better man. You constantly amaze me in the ways that you care for others before yourself.
Because I don’t tell you “thank you” enough, I wanted to list all the things for which I am so grateful:
I know that I have not always agreed with you. I know we have moments of bitterness between us. But still what I know and I want you to know that I love you very much and will love for ever, for being my guiding angel and the lighthouse to me when I become a lost ship in the whirlwind and storms of the times, for sticking with me through those hellacious teenage years that I was horrible to you… For forgiving me in all the ways I hurt you and for not holding them against me, for believing in me and encouraging me when no one else did… For believing the best in me, even when I was at my worst… For supporting my “crazy” dreams, and not just standing behind me in my decisions, but standing beside me, holding my hand every step of the way… For bearing with me through all of the times I thought I knew better, for being my NO1 PRAYER WARRIOR, for taking us on family vacations, for helping pay my bills when all hope seemed lost, for all the little “sussies” you bring over just to cheer me up when I am having a bad day for always putting others before yourself, for standing up for us when people hurt us, for treating my friends as your own children, and loving them just as much, for being the most. Amazing Mimi to my Girlfriend that everyone could ever dream of for passing on your awesome fair skin/black hair/brown cat eye genes to me… For dropping whatever you are doing-no