Happy Mother's Day!
Wow, it has been a while…
Let me wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all those moms out there. I have been blessed to have some incredible moms in my life: my wife, Lisa, my mom, Carole, my Air Force Academy sponsor mom, Barb, my mother-in-law, Suzanne, the moms in our Couples’ Bible Study, the Air Force moms who kept everything running while we were deployed, wonderful neighbors, friends, family members, co-workers, City Councilmembers… These amazing, powerful, intelligent, energetic, giving, resourceful women teach us, encourage us, support us, lead us, listen to us, ground us, and are always there for us when we need them most. If you are also blessed, you have these amazing women in your life who inspire you to be better, to think a little more of others, to be kind and to love, to take pleasure and joy in watching others grow and develop, to bring a new perspective to our thinking.
Lisa my wife, Carole my mother, Suzanne my mother-in-law, and Barb my sponsor mom were all teachers in their work lives… investing their talents and gifts into growing the next generation. Patience, caring, investment, standards, encouragement, pushing their students to find greatness within themselves… I was blessed to be surrounded by these kinds of women my whole life. They taught me not to settle, to stand up for those who cannot do so themselves, to speak the truth, in love, to be our best, to give our best to others, to rise to the many occasions we encounter.
I hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day celebrating these amazing women who shape us and make us who we are. We are indeed blessed.