My Mother’s Day has been grand. Brandon
Brandon also wrote me a beautiful letter, and I’m going to share a bit here, so you can all know why I have the
…It is always very fun for me to buy you things that make you happy, and sometimes I forget how much you like words (cards) too.
…Today you deserve to be recognized. It should be said that you are extraordinary. It should not be said that you are a troubled person, have too many problems, or are weak. It would be much more suiting to say that you are terribly strong, insanely persevering, and unstoppable. I will always think of you more as a woman of progression than a sick girl. You are not a sick girl to me, but a mother who has been up against monster after monster, obstacle after obstacle. You have always stopped, inhaled, gathered your strength, and fought through the battle. If anyone was to ever write you off and deem you unworthy, they would never have been more wrong.
…I love you for loving me in my imperfections, for loving our beautiful son, and for starting to love yourself. I hope you know on this day and on all others that you are my world and my everything. Happy, happy Mothers’ Day.
Love, Brandon and Cade
(Cade contributed with some quite apt smudges)
And my mom. She mailed me a card, and when I read the front of the card, I thought that it was something many of my readers would find quite inspiring, as well. The quote is from Alice in Wonderland, which is a great
“There is no use trying,” said Alice; “one can’t believe impossible things.”
“I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” -Lewis Carroll
To all you dreamers out there, those of you striving for recovery, sometimes falling, but always picking yourself up again, I tell you that you can do this, you can believe the impossible. That life is out there, it’s waiting for you, it’s beautiful, and it’s yours for the taking.
Thank you to all you who wished me a happy Mothers' Day, thank you to my hubby, and thank you to my mom, the one and only who taught me to be the mama I am today.