a note to my mom

hi mom. just been wanting to send you a note to say thank you. i know it doesn't sound like much--two simple words--but i'm very grateful for how you managed to care for all of us. i know you'll want to bring up all of your short comings and all of the other difficult stuff, but don't. just take it for what it's worth. this parenting thing is pretty tough. and there have been many times i've recalled how tough it must have been for you. but you didn't just up and leave. thanks for raising me, mom. in the capacity that you were capable of. thank you. mother to mother, it's a pretty great job. but so exhausting. =)

love you. lisa