Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Two Very Special Ladies

Mother's Day is less than two weeks away and I wanted to write a post honoring two very special ladies in my life. Below is a picture of my mom, Dorothy (on the left) and my mother-in-law, Bobbie (on the right).

My mom has always been such a great support for me. My sister, Michelle, and I were both raised Lutheran. Mom made sure we went to church as a family every Sunday and attended Sunday school. I have carried that tradition on with my family as well.

Mom has shown unconditional love for me my whole life. I never felt like I wasn't good enough, smart enough or pretty enough. She has always been there for me when I needed her and stepped back on those rare occasions when she knew she shouldn't.

Mom is a wonderful Grandma to our children. The boys and Elsi love to spend time at her house and she enjoys their company. They like to play games, makebelieve, watch movies and go to the waterpark in the summer.

I praise God for the wonderful Mom He has blessed me with.

My mother-in-law, Bobbie, is my second mom. Steve and I married in '95 and she has always made me feel like her daughter (not a daughter-in-law:)). She is a mother to 6 boys, all of whom have wives and children.

Both Bobbie, and her husband, Bill, make sure all of the Scheuer families feel loved and supported by them. They take the time to attend as many soccer, basketball, softball, football games, plays, band concerts, muscials, etc. they can. Bobbie has such a tender and kind heart and is always putting others before herself.

My little Elsi just adores her Nana. She knows she gets the kind of loving that only a grandma can give from her. The kind that is patient, gentle and soft-spoken. (Sometimes Mom isn't so much that way:)). And that's what Grandmas are for:)!

So this Mother's Day I want to make sure that both Mom and Bobbie know how much they mean to me and our family. They are such special people in our lives and we look forward to spending Mother's Day with them.

It makes me sad, that there are families who don't take or make the time to spend Mother's Day with their mothers. I understand that families are busy and lives are hectic, but one day out of the year to honor the person who gave birth to you, raised you, loved you unconditionally and continues to, even to this day, is too difficult to make time for. That just really makes me sad.

I hope those reading this blog will take and make time for their mothers in less than two weeks, by spending the day (if geographically possible), phoning or sending a card or letter.

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Mothers out there and I hope you have as great of a mother and mother-in-law that I do!

1 comment:

nana said...

Heather, I just read this now. I am brought to tears. Thank you for your loving words. You too are very special in my life and I thank God for you. Love, Mom