I would like to Adopt A Diamondâ„¢ for my mother, Mary Endres. She is a beautiful lady, inside and out. I just got married last September, and she went out of her way to make my day as beautiful as possible. My Mom and Dad are farmers, so we have never had a lot of money. What our family lacked in money was made up for in love. My parents raised my brother and I in a home filled with faith, hard work and love.
When I was 14, we lost our dairy farm after all of our crops were destroyed because of a drought. We moved from the farm to a mobile home of a dear friend, who let us live there for free. My parents felt like they had failed, since they lost the farm they had hoped to pass on to my brother and I. During this time, though, our family grew closer together and we learned how wonderful friends and family can be. It would have been easy for my parents to get a divorce like so many couples do these days, but they stuck it out and today, after 27 years of marriage, they are more in love than ever.
My Dad is now disabled with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. He is no longer able to work, so that leaves my Mom as the sole source of income. She works as a secretary, and as you know, secretaries don’t get paid what they are worth! Money is really tight for my parents, but my Mom has never complained about having to provide for our family, and my Dad faces his diseases more bravely than anyone you could imagine. Life hasn’t been easy for my parents, but they have never stopped loving one another.
When my husband and I got engaged last year, my Mom wrote him a note. I’d like to show you what part of it says: “I knew the first night that you came over with Melanie that you were the right one by the way you touched her hair. I figured God would take care of the rest when I saw the love you had for her. Lawrence and I have never had it easy, only when it came to love. So I wish that for both of you – to know that kind of love. All the money in the world couldn’t ever buy what we have as a family. We’re so glad you’ll now be a part of it.”
I have tears in my eyes as I copy those words, because they truly represent the kind of woman my mother is. Even if you don’t choose her to adopt your diamond, we’ll go on being a happy family. Mom works so hard for all of us and has sacrificed things for so long, that I would love to buy her the heart shaped diamond she has always dreamed of. Unfortunately my family can’t afford to give her a diamond that represents how true the love in her heart is.