Sunday greetings everyone and happy Mother's Day!
It's been a while since I was able to send out the Cybersalt Digest, but I made the extra effort today so I could tell you all what a great mom I have (that's right mom, this is all I got you for Mother's Day.) I have so much to thank my mom for that I could not list everything here, but suffice it to say that I am so thankful for all the the hard work and sacrifices she made for me as a baby, a child, a teenager and now as a grandmother to my kids.
I also want to wish my wife a happy Mother's Day. Years ago I asked Susan what she wanted for Mother's Day and she replied very curtly, "I'm not your mother." Her response left me pretty happy because I was freed from the pressure to buy an appropriate gift. Over the next couple of years, however, I learned that even though she does not want a Mother's Day gift from me she does want Mother's Day appreciation. I am so thankful to Mrs. Cybersalt (my babies' momma) for how she has blessed my life by being such an incredible mother to our 3 kids. Were it not for her not only would they have never been born, but they would also not know what the inside of a public library looks like, that you can get more than just ham or bologna from a supermarket and that standing by and staying with your husband even while he is still growing up really is a long term plan for happiness.
Actually, this Mother's Day is one of firsts for Susan in that none of our kids are home this year AND it is also the first Mother's Day since her own mother passed away. That's the strange thing about these special days we celebrate: there are always others that are saddened by the same celebration and even others who are qualified to be members of both groups. For me as a husband, on Mother's Day I can only do what a husband can figure out along the way. For me as a Christian, I am thankful once again that our lives can be filled with the Hope of Jesus love for us whether we are celebrators, mourners, or both.
Enjoy the rest of today's mailing.