Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Today is one of the most important days of the year.
Mother's Day.
It's a BIG DEAL.

Because moms are important.
I'm a little biased for a lot of reasons, but moms are definitely better, greater, and more important than dads. Not that we have to compare...but, my mom is amazing. She's outstanding. She's taught me all the valuable things in life--all the things that really REALLY matter.

My mom raised me on her own.

That, to me, says a lot already.

But the one thing that I've learned from my mom is this:

My mom knows how to love. 
More than anyone I've ever met, 
She knows how to love. 

And she doesn't just know it's important. 
She doesn't just say it's important. 
She loves people. 
She loves everyone. 
Truly loves them. 

The reason this picture is spelled out in rocks is because my mom also taught me to find beauty in the world. She showed me that in every little rock on the ground there is something worth while--something to be amazed by. Something wonderful and beautiful.

Another amazing thing I learned to love because of my mom is writing. That's a major reason I even got into writing. It was always one of her passions. Her help and encouragement when I was in high school and experimenting with different types of writing really pushed me to find a voice with the written word and motivated me to pursue writing in my education.

My mom and I went to LDStorymakers conference together two weeks ago. It was my birthday present to her. And so very fitting. I love that we can enjoy the same thing together, even if we do have completely different interests as far as genre goes. I will be forever grateful to my mom for all the things she's taught me. For fanning my writing fire and for teaching me how to love the people and the world around me.

Write on!


  1. Your mom truly is wonderful. I'm glad I get to know her. And this is a beautiful post.

  2. I really like the rock picture :) Sweet post!