Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Tribute to Mom

First off this is Aaron writing this post, not Whitney. I know many of you have asked me when I was going to write something in this blog and my response has always been, “I will NEVER write on the blog!” Well for the two most special women in my life I have broken that promise. That alone should be an indicator of my love for both of them. I'll start with my mom...

Anyone who knows me also knows I’m a Momma’s boy. I would never deny it. Ever since I was a young child I’ve needed a little extra care and attention (at least according to my siblings). My Mom never hesitated to care for me, despite her being in her 40’s when she had me. And I know what you are thinking—a classic case of youngest child syndrome… I won’t deny that either.

My Mom is the most selfless person I know. She has sacrificed every aspect of her life for her children and she did it without us even knowing she was doing it. She would work during the day while we were at school, then work all through the night on her typewriter for another job, while the rest of us slept. She however NEVER compromised her duties in the home. She still cooked dinner every night, prepared breakfast for us, made our lunches, and then was home to take us to sporting events, boys chorus rehearsals (that was my wussy brother, not me), piano lessons, friends houses, etc.—and always with a smile on her face. She never skipped a beat.

As her kids have grown older she continues to give us that same attention and care—once again sacrificing her own comfort, money and desires. She never ceases to amaze me. A few years ago my mom and I decided to take a ten day trip from Utah to Oregon to visit my brother John, then down the coast of California to Orange County. We both enjoyed every minute of it and it will always be one of my fondest memories with her.

And now I have married a woman who I know will provide that same service and love to our own future children. Anybody reading this post knows how talented and amazing Whitney is. And after the short time we have been Sunbeam teachers together it is apparent how wonderful of a mother she will be. Whitney from a young age has prepared herself for having an eternal family. She is unmovable in her desire to do what is right. The foundation she has built from her obedience to obey righteous principles will bless our family’s life for eternity.

I love both Whitney and my mom very much and just want to wish both of them a HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Here are a couple pictures of my Mom. She is currently serving a mission in Independence, MO.
And here is one of Whit and I at California Adventure