For letting me wear stretchy pants and a striped shirt almost every day of the second grade.
For dressing up like the Easter Bunny and hiding eggs.
For notes in lunch sacks.
For attending dance recitals, piano recitals, tennis matches, horse shows, plays.
For saving art work.
For more stuffed animals to love, even when there were twenty-some on my bed already.
For work ethic and clean socks.
For the chance to see DC, Maine, Hawaii, Jamaica, Victoria, and Disney when you could have had a couples' weekend.
For a love for coffee. Oh, for a love of coffee.
For the occasional banana sundae breakfasts at Goody's.
For five horses, two dogs, two cats, and seventeen hamsters. At the same time.
For my wonky sense of humor.
For ladies' reading club.
For an appreciation of bagels and lox.
For a drive to succeed.
For early morning devotions before the news.
For encouraging me to be an engineer, and write on the side.
For unfettered access to your kitchen all those years.
For a world-class savvy shopper example.
For commenting on my blog.
For sticking with your foundations, values, and commitments even when it wasn't easy.
For thirty years of being Mumsy, thank you.
Happy Mother's Day! I love you!