Thursday, October 14, 2010

I Love You More Than...

 

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When I was little, my mom and I used to tell each other how much we loved each other by taking turns saying, "I love you more than..." and we'd fill in the blank with the biggest, most, and greatest things we could think of. My mom would say things like, "I love you more than all the blades of grass in the world" or "I love you more than all the drops of water in the swimming pool." I on the other hand, wasn't quite as good at capturing magnitude and would say something like, "I love you more than all the blankies" before breaking into endless giggles. So today, on my mom's birthday, I thought I'd let her know just how very much I love her...

Mom...

I love you more than all the clouds in the sky...I love you more than all the hours you've spent in the car, shuttling me from place to place...I love you more than all my tears you've wiped away...I love you more than all the giggles we've shared...

I love you more than all the sleepovers you hosted...I love you more than all the times I heard you say "Kill 'em with kindness..."I love you more than all the glitter I managed to glue and grind into our living room carpet...I love you more than all the secrets we share...

I love you more than all the nights you stayed up late to help me finish projects...I love you more than all the recitals, competitions, and performances you sat through...I love you more than all times you made me feel special...I love you more than all the times I whined that things weren't fair...

I love you more than all the green food coloring we used over the years for our special St. Patty's Day dinner...I love you more than all the times you let me lick the brownie batter spoon...I love you more than all the hugs and kisses you've given me...I love you more than all the times you've said, "I'm here..."

Mom, today on your birthday...I hope you hear in your heart...that I love you more than...you'll ever know.

9 comments:

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

that is so sweet. im sure your mom appreciated that.

happy birthday to your mom!!!

Dad said...

A mother's love knows no limit. You brightened her day. Thanks.

jayme said...

absolutely precious. reminds me of my mama and me. happy birthday to your mama! xo

Katie said...

Just beautiful! Happy Birthday to your mother. :)

PS - My hubs and I play that game. He travels a lot for work and we'll text our "I love you more than ..."s back and forth.

Alivia said...

This is beautiful. Happy birthday to your mama!

Pink Champagne said...

That was just the sweetest! I'm a little teary-eyed reading now... Happy birthday to your mom!

Glitterista said...

Wonderful post. Hope your mother has a fabulous birthday. :)

Amanda* said...

That is so precious! Happy Birthday to your Mama!!

Whitney said...

So I was about to brim with tears at the post until I burst out laughing about the glitter being glued into the living room carpet. I think my parents are still finding sequins and glitter from my dance team days :)

Happy Birthday to Mom!