Happy Mother’s Day

   This will be my fifth Happy Mother’s Day story. My initial instinct is one on not wanting to repeat the stories I have already written. But then I decided there is no way I can give the wonderful Mother’s I have in my life too much credit.

   I would like to thank my Mother-In-Law Berna Deane Lusk for all the love and support she has given our family. I am amazed at how much she gives of herself for her church and community. She has been an example of strength and faith to me. Every Sunday, I call and read her my story. I always look forward to our conversation, and it always strengthens our bond with our Angel Shannon.

   My Mom taught all us kids the value of hard work. She had a full-time job teaching, and taking care of the house. She taught us valuable lessons that we needed to succeed in life. My mom was loving when we needed it, but she could also be firm when we needed it also. And trust me, excluding myself, it couldn’t have been easy for her to raise the rest of my brothers and sisters.

   I want to tell my Angel Shannon how much I admire what a great Mom she is. From the moment we met, it was obvious that Justin and Ryan were the most important thing in her life. She sacrificed so much for their happiness. Her love for her sons and granddaughters is endless and eternal. I know she is watching over them now with as much love as she had when she was here. This gives me a tremendous feeling of warmth and peace.

   The one thing I admire most about these wonderful women is their faith and belief in our Heavenly Father and his message of helping others. Their examples of kindness and service to others are an inspiration to me and help guide me every day. I know if I follow their outline of love and compassion for others, I will become a man they can all be proud of.

   I want to wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day. I hope you enjoy this wonderful day and build some wonderful memories together with your families. I want to send my Angel Shannon a special Happy Mother’s Day wish. I will always LOVE AND MISS YOU sweetheart.

Next week: Surgical Waiting Room

P.S. Mom, some of the other kids still think they are your favorite. I know, that IS sad!