I want you to know how much I love and appreciate you. I recognize all of the sacrifices you made for me and our family over the years. Being a mom is easy, but being a great mom is HARD. You, Julie Russell, are a GREAT Mom.
My mom is...
She is always giving. She shares her talents, money, and time more freely than anyone I know. She has given her children (and grandchild) everything we could need in life and much more.
She isn’t afraid to stand up and be heard. She’s taught me how to be confident. She is a true leader in our family and her community.
No one is perfect, but I always know she is rooting for me in the best way. I know she would drop everything for me if needed, and she has before. She has the most pure heart. She is understanding when I need to vent. She always gives great advice. She is always thinking of how she help others.
This one sounds like a resume builder, but I’m not kidding. If you know Julie Russell, you know she is a work horse. She is a mom, she owns her own therapy practice, she teaches Sunday school, she is on the city council... I could go on and on. She is never not busy, and that’s because she knows how to work.
If you ever need an adventure partner, my Mom is your best bet. She loves to dance, hike, bike, workout, river raft, snorkel, scuba, ride horses, surf, swim, you name it! I love this about my Mom. We are similar in this way. Our family vacations are usually packed with fun, and it’s the best.
My Mom listens to hip music. Her clothes are always in style. Her house is literally a turquoise interior design masterpiece. And folks... She knows how to use technology! (A rarity amongst our elders these days.)
She is well informed. She stays educated. She reads books. She has an excellent memory. If she doesn’t know the answer, she will figure it out. She is so smart! I strive (but mostly fail) to be like my mom in this way.
If I can be even half the mom that she is to me, I will have been successful. I love you, Mama!
Happy Mother’s Day! ❤️❤️❤️