Sunday, May 13, 2012

On Mother's Day.

To my kind, beautiful, lovely mom:
Thank you...
for taking me to the library every week when I was little and igniting my love for literature.
for treating us to Dairy Queen once per week after school
 (it's probably your fault I love ice cream so much).
for buying me the special tie-dye bread to bring in my lunchbox 
so I fit in with the cool kids in elementary school.
for driving me an hour to and from gymnastics practice four days per week (and for entertaining yourself during each 4 hour practice, when I'm sure you had better things to do). 
for giving up your career to stay at home with us. 
for letting me wear my hair in pig-tail buns on the the sides of my head for my 7th grade
school picture, even though I looked like a moron. 
for driving me to and from the movie theater every single Friday and Saturday night in Junior High (and for financing that expensive habit).
for actually paying the one dollar "entrance fee" I charged to watch me perform 
stunt routines on the trampoline in the backyard.
for putting up with all the strange things I did as a child (and a teenager; and probably now).
for helping cut and fold paper for every invitation and program I made for the wedding.
for supporting my decisions and always believing in me. 

I'm happy to say that you're one of my best friends, 
and I hope I've inherited a lot from you.
Except for your corny jokes.
Happy Mother's Day!

14 comments:

  1. Haha loving the dollar entrance fee part! What a sweet post.

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  2. So beautifully written. She sounds amazing.

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  3. this is so sweet :) oh, what moms have to put up with!!

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  4. This is so sweet! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  5. Love a mom who takes her kids to story time!! :-) Happy Mother's Day to her.

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  6. So sweet! Gotta love Moms and all they do for us. You both look b.e.a.utifulllll in your pic :)

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  7. this is adorable - i loved that she paid the entrance fee to the trampoline performances :) i just found your blog and i'm your newest follower :)
    love,
    elisabeth
    p.s. your header picture is simply stunning.

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  8. "or letting me wear my hair in pig-tail buns on the the sides of my head for my 7th grade
    school picture, even though I looked like a moron. " Your mom just stole my sarcastic heart.

    Oh man, you and that ice cream.

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  9. Happy Mother's Day to your mommy!!

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  10. Aww what a sweet post. She sounds like an amazing person. I wonder how our mom's put up with half of the things they do!

    Beautiful picture :]

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  11. Sweetness :)

    Mama's sure do, do a lot!

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  12. you two are gorgeous. and tell your momma that i love her dress (i love yours as well). i tried to get my mom to wear a "neutral" color. i think she went with animal print + fur. she's crazy like that.

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  13. So cute- what a great picture of you guys!

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