Tuesday, May 12, 2009

To the Women in my Life...


Dear Mom,
I'll never be able to tell you how much you mean to me. You are the most amazing mother and grandmother. Thank you for always teaching me that you can be happy no matter what life throws at you... I look up to you so much and try to learn from you every day. Thank you for making me Smiley Face lunches, always dressing me cute, and having a play dough table when I was little. Thank you for sacrificing all to help us succeed in school, for knowing how much it meant to me to have a new dress for a dance, and for talking me through every boyfriend problem I ever had. Thank you for always answering my millions of phone calls everyday, and for helping me figure out recipes, what to do for crying babies, and how to get certain stains out. You are able to make something simple turn into fabulous just by taking a trip to the dollar store. You are able to calm down any baby you come in contact with. You are able to make an entire room light up just with your smile and laugh. You're beautiful. You do it all. I have no idea how you do it! Do you have a Wonder Woman cape in your closet? :) I'd seriously be lost if I didn't have you. I was serious that day that I told you I wanted to clone you and have you live in my closet. :) Then I wouldn't have to drive two hours to see you all the time... Mom... I really love you so much and will never be able to tell you how much you mean to me. I love you so much. Happy Mothers Day...
Love Jenna Benna



Also, To My Wonderful Mother-in-Law,
Thank you for raising such a wonderful man for me to marry! The reason I have such a sensitive, communicative, gospel living husband is because of you. You taught him how important the Gospel is, and how much better a life can be if you spend it talking to and serving others. I can honestly say that I've met very few people who have as big of heart as you do! You are amazing! You are always calling and checking on people- in your family and ward. I always notice that. You would do anything for anyone. I hope I can be more like that someday! You are such a sweet woman and I'm so glad that I have you for a mother in law! I couldn't ask for a better one! You are a wonderful, loving Mother and Grandmother! I love you Julia...
Love, Jenna


And to all of my grandmas:
I know that I am so Lucky to have all of you in my life! Great-Grandma Ilean, Grandma Apple Valley, Grandma Hefley, Grandma Gumball... You are all wonderful examples to me of love and amazing talents! I love you so much... Thank you for all you do for our families!
Grandma Ilean:


Grandma Apple Valley:

Grandma Hefley:

And Grandma Gumball (With her AMAZING mini quilts):


And to Jeff... The MAN in my life...
Thank you for giving me the biggest gift of all... for making ME a mommy... I love you...

2 comments:

The Askeroth Family said...

Jenna, you look just like your mom! How fun! You are definitely a super-mom, I'm glad you had a good day. :)

Mary & Josh said...

Jenna! What a sweet tribute to the women in your life. I wish I had done it too...I still might. I loved it. It made me start to get a little teary. It is fun being a mom huh? Definately makes you appreciate all of those women a lot more!