So, last night Larry and I were out to dinner. The boys all went to the Hillcrest basketball game. When Larry and I got home, laying on our bed were two envelopes. One said Mom with a heart next to my name and the other said, of course, Dad with a heart next to his name. I opened the envelope to find a note from Quinn. Here is what it said,
I just had some extra time in class and was thinking about you and wanted to let you know you are the best Mom I could've ever asked for. And I really mean that when I say it like when I see my friends Mom's they are never really willing enough to help their children and you are. They never really fix me food or even ask if I'm hungry. And I am glad that you ask my friends if they are hungry or whatever and I love that about you. You are just the best ever. I love you so much and I just wanted to let you know that and I am very lucky to have you as my mother. I really, truly couldn't have hand picked a better, more loving Mom. Love You, Quinn"
WOW! What a payday for a mom. I am not posting this because I want to be boastful about how my son feels about me...... it's more that I wanted to share what a wonderful son I have. He is only 12 mind you!!! I mean seriously, how many 12-year olds take the time to think about how much they love their mom much less express it in a letter. I really feel so blessed. Having a good relationship with my children is so important to me and something I work hard at. We have a mutual love and respect for one another. It's little note's like this that make being a mom completely worth it! Thanks Quinn for your sweet note that brought me so much joy and for being a wonderful son. I am the lucky one that Heavenly Father chose to be your mom and for that I am eternally grateful. I love you a million swedish fish...... :)