I will never forget those quiet moments I peeked into your bedroom and saw you on your knees. I will never forget the family home evenings you orchestrated to help our families grow closer together. Your example has instilled high morals and values in me without me even realizing it. I don’t know how I’m going to make it without you these next three years. When I have something exciting going on you are the first person I call. When I need to vent you’re the first person I go to because I know you won’t judge me. When I’m lost in the city you always help me find my way out. When I mess up dinner and need some quick advice you’re always on the other end. I need you to know that no matter the distance between us I’m going to be okay. I know you worry. I know I’ll be okay because you’ve taught me all about faith. You’ve taught me how to rely on my Savior and how important Relief Society is. I know I will be okay because over the next three years your voice will not grow silent. It will be with me always and I hope that one day I can be the voice inside my own children. I’m going to miss you mom. Terribly. But I know that these next three years will bring so much joy to my family. I know it’s not going to be easy. It will force me to finally become independent… something I’ve definitely resisted! Thank you for being a perfect example of what a mother should be. Thank you for showing me that God exists, that he’s real and that He cares about me. I know I will never be alone.
So mom. Here’s to Russia. They don’t know how lucky they are to have you. I’m gonna miss you like crazy! We all will. Happy Mothers Day!