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All I want for Mother's Day

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All I want for Mother's Day

My kids regularly ask me what I want for Mother's Day. My answer is always the same: Nothing. Well... not anything you can buy in a store, anyway. "Come on, Mom. You have to want something," my daughter said. "Would you be mad if I got you some flowers?" I smirked at her question. I know why she asked it. Years ago, my husband had a bouquet of flowers delivered to our home for my birthday. It was a nice gesture, I guess, but I'm just not a flower-loving type of gal. And when I realized how much he spent on them... well, I think I kind of freaked out. So no, I don't want any flowers. If I was to tell my kids what I really wanted, it would be this... I want our little family to be as close-knit tomorrow as we are today. I want each of you to always be one another's best friend. I want you to always be there for each other. I want each of you to embrace life and all that it has to offer. I want each of you to put your heart and soul into everything that you do. And I want to see your happy smiling faces every day! So, kids, I don't really want anything. But in reality... I want everything – for you. If I know that you are truly happy and confident and loving life – well, then I'll be over the moon. And that's the greatest gift all. Happy Mother's Day to me!
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