When I look back at all my family went through, I can't imagine having survived it all without Gail and "boot camp." And although I may not always call her on Mother's Day, to me she will forever be the Mom that I called when I "became a woman" before my 8th grade Volleyball game.
This Mothers Day, I spent it with Mike's mother, again, another amazing woman I have been lucky to have become a part of my life. I never thought much about what kind of mother-in-law I might have one day. All I knew about them was that you weren't supposed to get along with them, or so the movies painted it that way. But for me, part of what makes this whole wedding thing so exciting is that I'm going to inherit a mother-in-law I could have never dreamed up!
I like Mother's Day. For me, it is a holiday that is always evolving and no matter where I am in my life, a day for me to reflect, appreciate and celebrate the many women in my life that have helped redefine the mother-daughter relationship in a way that is very special to me. It's a day for me to say Thank You.