I've been thinking a lot today about all the "mothers" who mean so much to me. My own mom is amazing. There is no way I could begin to list all the ways she is my hero, so I will just say that I am grateful for her example, for her love and support to me and my family, and for her job in making me who I am today.
I am also grateful for my mother-in-law. It is so true that you marry the family, and I am just glad I married into a great one. She is an amazing example to all her posterity; she is thoughtful and kind; she is a wonderful grandma; and most of all, she did a great job to make Dan the man he is now.
Finally, I am grateful to our birthmother. I have thought about her on and off today. I don't know how she is feeling today, but I am so thankful for her. She made the ultimate sacrifice--she did something for us that we couldn't do for ourselves. We are forever indebted to her. Thank you.
I must now repent, and ask for forgiveness--we didn't even put a card in the mail. I had this great idea to turn a photo into a card, but I will let the pictures speak for themselves, and you can see why we didn't do that. The thought does remain: Happy Mother's Day!
I was also practicing using Manual on my camera (and in turn photoshop), which is why the brightness varies so much from photo to photo. I'll get there!