Friday, May 6, 2016

Hey, Mama.

My mom is kind.

That sounds like a way to diminish someone in just one insignificant word. But she is. She's kind. 

I am kind from my mom. Well, I'm not always kind. I know I have my human moments where I suck. But generally speaking, I think I'm a notably kind person (at least I really, truly hope). A person who likes people not despite of but BECAUSE of their quirks. A person who values other cultures. A person who values childhood.

A person who gave me the best one ever.

If I could summarize my overall time with my mom as a child it would be the sheer excitement us kids (my older sis, me & younger bro) had when we knew holidays were upon us. We'd race home from school to find ghosts dangling from the ceilings or we'd open our lunch boxes to heart shaped PB&Js on Valentine's Day or we'd all be frosting cookies together in holiday prep. My Mom was all in the details.

And all in the big picture stuff too. I can talk to my Mom forever. She's insightful without being condescending. She's ready to give advice but respects the chapter of your life and let's you ask for it first. My mom has old school advice but has new school respect to wait to give it to you. My mom lets you "be". And that's truly quite a gift. 

I love you forever, Mom. And ever. And ever. And ever after that. Thank you.
[Chandler says 'ditto, Nana' ;)]

Happy Mother's Day!

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Ashley Lillis said...

Awww your mom sounds so awesome, and I love that y'all are so close! I know that you probably won't be able to see her for Mother's Day, but hopefully you'll be able to see her soon!
My mom always went overboard for holidays too and I loved it! She also loved to draw little smiley faces with the mustard on our sandwiches. Not that we ever really checked, but we always knew she would do something fun along those lines!

BLovedBoston said...

So so sweet!! I think that's a perfect way to describe your mom - Kind and pretty perfect!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

She sounds awesome!

Samantha said...

She sounds amazing! My mom is great too. She's gotten old though and crotchety! Like Golden Girls Sophia!

Nadine said...

Awe :) Sounds like you have a wonderful mom! Moms are the best! Hope you have a great weekend!

The Siberian American said...

What a sweet post about your Mama! :) She sounds wonderful. :)

Pat Hatt said...

She sure sounds like a great mom indeed.

Emily @ Martinis | Bikinis said...

What an awesome tribute to your mom! Mother's day alwayss bring that reality check to realize how amazing our mothers are

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Such a sweet post! As much as I try to cherish and honor my mom every day, I'm glad we have a great holiday like this to help us celebrate the wonderful mothers in our lives. Yours sounds like an amazing woman <3

julie @ said...

So sweet!! Happy Mother's Day to your mama!!