I have known my mom for thirty-nine years. I know everyone thinks she has the best mom in the world, but I really do. This is us:
Sorry about the blurry photo. It's old. It won some kind of award for the photographer though. Got to love the 70's!
So, my mom and I are pretty close. She's one of my best friends even though we are pretty different. She's very organized and neat whereas I am
a complete SLOB a little unorganized. She used to come into my house and go straight for the broom.
Mom always has something going on. She's very involved in community projects and her church so she's constantly busy taking food to someone who is sick, helping out at local events, Chamber banquets, Rotary Club, etc. I consider myself pretty busy just dealing with my four little ones, especially "L" so I don't get out much.
But, we do have a lot in common too. She is a fabulous cook and I am an aspiring fabulous cook (she makes the best lasagna you have ever put in your mouth!!). We used to go camping all the time, but since she and dad moved to the lake, we just "camp" at their house. We love to just hang out, cook, eat, play games, visit, go shopping, etc. We have the same sense of humor - sarcasm is our second language. My Hubby often calls me by her name because our mannerisms are so similar.
My mom, no matter how busy she was working full time, always made time for what we needed or wanted. I remember her staying up very late into the night working on these Halloween costumes for my brother and sister and me and I don't think she even liked to sew.
Two cats and a clown. Cute huh? (check out the super cool station wagon - it had woodgrain. It was the early 80's version of the minivan)
As far as the most embarassing outfit she ever made me wear, this one is pretty bad.
How embarassing! Look at all those ruffles! They were torture for a tomboy like me. EEEEWWW! BTW, the hair, not my idea! I was a tomboy, but I would have never agreed to that haircut - just saying.
So, all in all, I think my mom is pretty awesome. There was never a question in my mind that I was loved growing up. She always wanted the best for me. She and dad let me move back home with my little one in tow during my seperation/divorce. I stayed there for a year and a half and loved being there with them. This is us at my wedding - the second one.
Another awesome thing about my mom is that she is very supportive of all her grandkids. She does her best to come to a lot of their events, ball games, autism walks, band concerts, rectials, etc. and when "L" was diagnosed with autism, she was very supportive - reading books we gave her, buying his special GF/CF food for her house, etc. the list goes on and on. My Mom rocks!
Okay, I'm gonna stop there because I'm crying like a baby and I don't want to be all puffy eyed when I pick up the kids from school.
Happy Mother's Day Mommy! I love you!
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