I celebrate motherhood today. Of all my blessings—and there are millions—I count our children among the greatest. They bring me more joy that hiking in a southern Utah slot canyon wearing Chacos, more joy than eating fresh blueberries directly off the bush, more joy than earning an unexpected A on organic chemistry, more joy than making the final payment on a house. There is nothing on this Earth that brings me more joy than family. And, as my father-in-law frequently reminds me when we play Pinochle, “You cannot have a family without a dad.”
So, on this Mother’s Day, I am grateful for Lance. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, my dear man, for making me a Mother. It is perhaps the greatest gift you could have given me.