Thursday, November 8, 2012

Dear Mom,

Thank you for coming to visit us.

Thank you for giving up one whole week of your life to travel to Arizona.  I know how much you hate to travel, and we love having you here.

I'm so glad you got to spend Halloween with us. 

Thank you for being a good sport about dressing up like Dad.  It is a costume we will never forget.

Thank you for being Evie's best friend while you were here.  She saw a plane fly across the sky yesterday and said, "Dat's Gramma's plane.  I super miss her." 

Thank you for pumpkin bread, Oreo ice cream, and that one night you stepped in to make dinner for me.  You always seem to know what we need around here.

Thank you for going to all the games with me--so much soccer and football this time of year, and it's hot for an Idaho gal like yourself. 

Thank you for the love you show my family.  When you come to stay with us, you slide right into the group, feeling like you're part of the crazy commotion.  Like you've always been here.

Thank you for the countless rounds of "steal the pile,"  "5 crowns," "Rook,"  "Monopoly Deal," and whatever other games were going on at the moment.  My kids will always remember the hours they spent playing games with their grandma, and how we should share who wins every time (or the truth according to Hyrum!).

Most of all, thanks for spending the day with me on Friday.  Since we live so far apart and since there are so many of us around when you come to visit, I will treasure that day we spent alone just us.  I wish we lived closer so that we could have days and lunches and talks and laughs and memories like that more often, but that day will remain a precious gem to me, primarily because of is rarity.

We love you, and I can't believe how fast seven days passed by. 

See you soon,



  1. Any mom would pay good money for this letter

  2. Couldn't pay enough money for that letter and I haven't even got mine to you sent off. I had such a great time and it is so fun to feel so loved by everyone. You have a beautiful family and I cherish the time I get to spend with them, but the best part was our Friday together. I love you.

  3. Your mother is going to treasure this! I know what you mean about Mother/Daughter "alone time." I dearly love my granddaughters, but I'm always left longing for that one afternoon or evening alone with my daughter that I wish we could have had. Next time I'll have to make it happen one way or another. I know those are the times my own mother treasures with me, too.

  4. Sweet post the picture of everyone around the table playing cards. My mom lives far too. :(

  5. I love this. It is so sweet. My mom is coming to visit on Saturday. I'm looking forward to it.
    It looks like your mom has read this post too. I'm glad!

  6. beautiful jen. i try to file these kinds of thoughts away for when i'm the mom coming to visit too.:)
    have a happy day

  7. What a lucky mom to get a love note like that one...

    It's clear that you guys are even more lucky to have her!