Sunday, May 9, 2010

My Mom is Awesome

Her name is Verdis Annette Howard Slade. How can you not be awesome with a name like that? I guess she didn't think her names were so awesome when she was young, so she went by Toni. All my cousins call her Aunt Toni, and I love that. She birthed six children and has 26 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She raised us all to love the Lord. She sews, she cooks, she cleans, and she serves. She's a talented artist and poet, and she's also very humble about her talents. She's intelligent and wise and leads by example. I love her so much.

Happy Mother's Day, Mom! Thank you for being the perfect role model and for always loving me. You are beautiful!