Monday, May 16, 2011

mother dear

i know mother's day has come and gone, but i think everyday is a perfect day to celebrate our mothers and to show them how much they mean to us. 

my mom has been my best friend since i can remember.  i can remember coming home from kindergarten eating bologna sandwiches with doritos and watching the afternoon soap operas with her.  When my baby brother was born, i remember holding him all the time and always wanting to give him love, just like my mom did.  I think this is when i made up my mind, that all i wanted to be when i grew up was a mom.  In third grade we made posters of our future careers we wanted to have.  Loving country music, i naturally dreamed of being a country singer.  I also taped a ring on the poster and wrote down, wife and mom.  I'm pretty sure i am the only one who had this as their future aspiration.  Being the only girl in my family, i was so lucky to be able to spend so much time with my mom.  We went scrapbooking almost every friday when i was in middle school.  I used to be her sidekick when she sold pampered chef, i mastered that apple peeler/corer/slicer!  In high school girls would complain about how they hated their parents, and how they couldn't wait to move out and go away for school.  I felt so sorry for them.  I was either out to lunch with my mom, or talking to her on the phone while i ate lunch at school.  It was a quick "hey, what are you doing, what have you been doing?" conversation, but i will always cherish those few minute phone calls.  My friends used to ask, "who are you talking to on the phone?" and they were so surprised when i was would say, "my mom."  All of my girlfriends knew within a couple weeks that my mom was my best friend.  I am so grateful i was chosen to be part of the family i am in today. I am even more grateful that i was lucky enough to get the mom that i did.  She is strong, beautiful, funny, smart, passionate, and loving. 

My favorite memory of my mom and i happened on my wedding day.  She was there by my side getting ready to be sealed to the mister.  When i walked into the sealing room she was there waiting for me. I remember being so so nervous to look at david, thinking i might start to cry, so i looked at my mom.  She was the last person i hugged as i left the sealing room, and the first person i saw in the bride's room. She helped me put my dress on, and make sure everything was perfect for when i walked out of the temple with my husband.  When i was ready to go see david, i gave my mom a hug and kiss, and told her i loved her.  This memory is one i will  never forget.  

happy mothers day mom, i love you the most and i know i can speak for the brothers too and say you are the best mom ever. 

partner in crime!
favorite son in law, davey
the honey baby, frank
the newest baby girl, mia
silly lou guy

1 comment:

  1. I love her too!
    This was a great post and a wonderful tribute to a wonderful mom/and friend! I hope that Hailey will love me like that.
    Miss you and your great family.