I once read an article that had an analogy about a mason jar and a whole bunch of marbles (940 to be exact). Each marble represents a week and the mason jar holds the marbles. Each week that goes by, you take one of the marbles out and what you are left with are the weeks that remain before a child goes off to college. It is supposed to be a reminder that the time that a parent and a child have together before going off to school goes by in the blink of an eye and it also serves as a reminder to cherish each moment.
Metaphorically speaking, if we were to do this, we would only have three marbles left in our jar. As I am writing this, I wanted to let you know what a great mom you are. Yes, I know this is not goodbye or anything close to the sort, but I wanted to take a moment to remind you of how much I truly appreciate you and everything you do. You have raised me and the kids practically on your own. I couldn’t be more grateful for the countless hours you have worked to provide a great life for us. You always do everything you possibly can to make everything perfect. I can’t fathom how you do everything you do, and still do it better than anyone I know. You truly are the super hero mom and amaze me each and every day.