RaeLynn Von der Linde

Honored by:Kyle, Kade, Kallie and Bill Von der Linde
Brick location:O:13  map

My mom is there for anybody that needs it. She is nice, sweet caring and cleans my room for me. She always insures that we get the best experience whenever we go anywhere. You are always looking on the bright side as well. She is constantly asking if we are okay. Her job is 24/7 and she never complains. She's a safe place where I know I can always go.

You do so much for me and sorry for the times I argue with you about it. I know you are always doing what is best for me, but at the time I just don't realize it. Thank you for always making sure I am doing the right thing. I would not be the person I am today without you. Thanks for always helping me and others when needed, especially the kids you teach. They seem to have a tough life and you are always there for them, willing to help and make their life a better place. I am so lucky to have you as a mom. Love you.

There are too many reasons to fit in just one paragraph, but here are two of my favorite reasons. The first reason I think my mom is great is her unconditional love for me and our family. She has been loving no matter the mistakes I have made in the past. At times when everything else in my life seems uncertain I know I can count on one thing from her, the only important thing, her love. My second favorite (and least favorite) reason I think my mom is great is she truly believes I can do anything. Often times her belief in me crosses into the realm of absurdity, especially when it comes to sports. However, I wake up confident everyday because of the belief she has had in me from the beginning. I don't know where I would be today without the belief in myself that she instilled in me.

Mother, wife, teacher, daughter, friend. You are many things to many people. One thing that is consistent is the care and love you show everyone. Our kids are the luckiest kids in the world to have a mother like you. They know that you are there for them no matter what. It gives me peace knowing that they have you for a mom. All of us are blessed to know that we have someone that will sacrifice anything for them. How special is it to go through life knowing you will always have someone in your corner.

I am blessed to have you as my wife. We have faced struggles but we always come through them. We come through them because you care. You care about me and you care about us. I am forever grateful for you. We have such great memories and those memories are largely due to you caring. Thank you for the wonderful life and kids you have given me. Thank you for the caring heart you have and thank you for the future that I look forward to. You are my hero!