Thank you Mom

dianneanded2For making a morning person that often witnesses the warm colors of the sunrise.

For passing on your knowledge of making things by hand and the love that went into it.

For being patient and brutally honest proving everyone is entitled to their opinion and if someone doesn’t like it they don’t have to listen.

For cooking at home and demonstrating there will never be a restaurant that tastes as good as they think does, do something useful with that money.

For being a bargain hunter and taking creativity to the limits selling trash for profit.

For making sure grandma had a little extra for all those years, a reminder the importance of taking care of those that took care of us.

For teaching moral, ethical behavior by living it.

For being excited about things even if you didn’t understand them just to show how much you cared.

For being able to do anything showing that anyone can if they try.

For fighting harder that anyone should have had to just to shove a little more life into the time that was left.

For the love that you shared making living without you even harder when I see the best parts of you in my daughter.

For being a true friend that lives on in the memories I share.