Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

What a nice mother's day I've had! I was pleasantly surprised this morning to wake up (late-ish) and come out to find the cutest homemade cards, a new cookbook I've been coveting, and a sweet card. Chris asked the boys what I like, and their responses were surprisingly accurate! David's had pictures he drew all over it. He said I liked "snuggling, pink, and going to Target". Chris had to take care of the snuggling and Target pictures on the card. Henry said I like, "pink, drinking coffee, and eating cake." OK, so I don't like eating cake, but I do love some cake! They were so sweet. The boys also came home from my in-laws house with some very pretty flowers they picked for me.

Happy Mother's Day to my mom. You've always been able to successfully tread the fine line between mother and friend, seemingly knowing when I needed you to be each. You were so creative in the things we would do when I was little, always taking the time to allow me to explore, play dress up with your clothes, go to the library AGAIN, or do your hair. Thank you for the countless books you read to me, the sweet notes you would write to me, the innumerable times you would play with my hair or rub my back. You've been an amazing example to me of how to be a mother, and I often find myself thinking, "What would my mother do?" The, "You look so much like your mother" used to drive me crazy, and now of course I realize what a compliment that is. I've been so lucky to have such a wonderful relationship with you. I've never doubted who to call to ask a question about a sick baby or a cooking measurement. You passed to me your great appreciation for books, good food, and having fun. You're so fun to be around, I'm happy to consider you my friend as well as my mom. Some of your best advice was probably not even given as advice, but those are the words I take comfort in when I need it. There are very few people who have made me laugh harder. I appreciate you so much, of course now more that I am a mother myself. Seeing you with my boys makes me think so much of when I was little. I can truly say that the very good memories outnumber the unpleasant ones by leaps and bounds. You've never been afraid to be affectionate with us, always willing to give a kiss or hug. You have taught me, through your example, how to be a mom. I can only hope my children have as much love and respect for me as I do for you. I love you Mommy!


Susan said...

That was beautifully written. I'm glad you had a nice Mother's Day! :) You are one person who absolutely deserves it. You are a great mom, obviously following in the footsteps of your mom.

gram said...

I am very proud of you as a Mother,And I'm sure your Mom is also.