I have so much admiration for my mom. She has a myriad of talents. She can sew, cook, remodel homes, paint, has a green thumb, etc. The list goes on and on. When I was growing up most of my clothes were home-made. I loved my one of a kind clothes. She would make me dresses for high school dances that my friends loved. If you need something painted, she'll paint you a picture. Most of the paintings in my house are painted by my mom. If you need all of your wood paneling taken off your walls, she'll bring the hammer. If you need someone to support you, she'll defend you to the end.
She is a very caring person, especially for her students. I entered into the field of education because of her love for teaching. She taught me that you can teach anyone no matter the disability. She would give the shirt off her back if her students needed it. She's generous with her time to help students.
My mom loves her family, and would do anything for them. She's selfless and spends her free time organizing a family get together or doing her mom's "honey-do" list. If anyone needs anything, she helps them, and expects nothing in return.
She's one of the smartest people I know, and will always help you spell a word or proof-read essays. She's a worthy opponent on Words With Friends. She loves books, and passed this on to me. My love of books came from watching my mom read in her spare time. We would take trips to the library during the summer time, and make lists of the books we read over the summer.
When we were growing up she was tough on us to be the best that we can be. She cooked many nights of the week, and tried to serve healthy dinners. She would refrain from serving too much red meat. She cooked for so many years without onions because I hated them. When we were growing up, I was only allowed to watch an hour of TV per day. We didn't even have cable until I moved out of the house! She taught me that it's not okay to wear jeans to church. These are important values that I hope to pass on to my family.
She's not afraid to be silly, and very adventurous. She'll jump off waterfalls in Hawaii, while Dad & I watch on. She doesn't like to follow rules, which is the opposite of me! She likes to play with her nieces and nephews.
My mom raised me to be an independent woman just like she is. Thank you mom for shaping me into the person that I am today. I love you!