As seen in Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.
The journaling says:
I thank my lucky stars every day that I’ve been blessed with a mother like you. Besides being the best mother and friend a girl could ever ask for, you are also my role model. You have completely shaped the person I am today. Through your actions I have learned compassion, kindness, integrity, responsibility and generosity. You have also shown me that it’s possible to possess all of these wonderful qualities and still be able to be assertive and stand up for myself . . . in a nice way. From the example you set, I am continually learning how to be a better wife and mother. When I see how kind and patient you are with Rebecca and Danielle, it reminds me to take a breath and be more kind and patient with them myself. You have become an important role model for them by teaching them how to handle situations with grace and integrity. Someday I will have grandchildren of my own, and I aspire to be the kind of loving and generous grandma you are. Honestly, I have never known anyone who has a bigger heart than you. You always set a good example for all of us. Everyone whose life you touch is richer for the experience. I thank you for all the guidance (spoken and unspoken) you have given me throughout my life. I’m so very grateful to have you as my mother. I love you with all my heart.
Your Darling Daughter (as you affectionately call me)