Friday, October 29, 2010

MOMspiration

Happy Birthday to the lovely woman who brought me into the world, my mom!

Looking back at moments my mom and I shared, I surely gave her a run for her money during my teenage years, but I'm going to go ahead and blame that on genetics. {coy smile}  But she was there for me through and through.  And I love her for all of it:

-I must mention that she promised me a Slurpee if I figured out the logistics of a tampon. {hilarious. and true}

-She came to every ballet class until I could drive myself, and even then she came to watch.

-I vividly remember the evening I sobbed huge tears of sadness, after my first "serious" relationship ended (for like the twelfth time). As a grabbed tissue after tissue in the bathroom, my mom looked at me and sincerely said, "I know it hurts."  Something about that simple validation made everything as better as it could be.

-She insisted on piano lessons until I hated them. But now? I can sit and play my repertoire of party favorites and read a bit of sheet music.

I love the way one glass of wine makes her "drunk as a skunk" and her innocence towards pop culture.  Also? She and my dad ballroom dance with their "group" and they are ah.dor.able!

I will proudly carry the same handkerchief she did during her wedding, at mine, as my "Something Old."
Hopefully one day I can pass it onto a little girl to do the same. I can only hope to pass on her steadfast determination, desire to help others, and love of culture to my future little ones.

I love you mom, you make my heart smile!

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And now I ruin that perfectly good, sappy post with a reminder that today is the last day to enter my six Etsy giveaways!

6 comments:

  1. awww moms are so great aren't they. This was a wonderful tribute. She is such a beautiful lady.

    Ugh and now hear come the tears.

    Have a great Halloween!!

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  2. That is such a sweet post! Very Happy Birthday to your MOM,sweetie
    Awww I got all teary reading it
    Hugs and kisses

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  3. Your mom is a total Betty! Happy Birthday to her!!

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  4. What a great mom!!
    I'm going to tell you, this post made me cry, but that's only because I'm emotionally compromised at the moment.

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  5. Most of us appreciate our moms after about 20 years when we are already moms ourselves. At that time we begin to see and realize that all our moms did for us are for our good even though we look at it before as our moms' way of burdening us.Cheers to all moms!

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