Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

To all of the momma's out there - I sincerely hope that you have a wonderful Mother's Day that is both relaxing and enjoyable yet also gives you the opportunity to be thankful for being given one of life's greatest gifts.

I am planning on spending the morning enjoying a Mother's Day brunch and then relaxing for the remainder of the day and spending some quality time with the fam.  My brother is coming home from college today and I'm really looking forward to seeing him!!!

And in honor of Mother's Day, I thought I would dedicate this post to telling everyone a little bit about my mother, whose also my best friend and biggest supporter.  Its so true that without her direction and guidance in life I would not be where I am.  She's an amazing woman with a huge heart and a great sense of humor.  She taught school for 30 years before retiring but still does some substituting and when she's not doing that she's relieving my dad from his Addie day care job (yes, my parents watch Addie while the hubs and I are at work - we are SO lucky!!!).  Growing up, she ran the household like her school classroom - everything had its place and expectations were clear.  My brother and I always knew what to expect and my mom NEVER let us down.

My mom is patient and kind...she's also assertive and very matter-of-fact about things.  She's never been one to hold her tongue and often makes people laugh without even trying.  She's always been one of those people that says what everyone else is thinking but afraid to say (sometimes I just close my eyes when she gets on a roll because I have no idea what she might say next).  My mom is one of the most loyal and caring people I know - she protects her family and will defend those she loves like no other.  My mom is thoughtful and giving - she's also thrifty and reasonable.  There aren't enough adjectives in this world to describe just how wonderful she is - I love her and wish her the best Mother's Day ever.  It will be her first Mother's Day as grandmother and I can't wait to watch her special relationship with Addie grow.  Addie just adores her gramma - its evident in the way she looks at her and smiles and the excitement she shows whenever my mom is in the room - its the most wonderful thing to see.  I am so thankful to have such an amazing mom and I can only hope that I'll grow to be as great of a mother to Addie as she is to me.

J

6 comments:

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

What a sweet post for your mom! I'm sure she's proud of the great mom you've become!

Natalie said...

She sounds like a great Mom! :)

Paige said...

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Mrs. A said...

What a great post! Happy Mother's Day to you!

Cajun Cowgirl said...

Don't you love Grandma love? So sweet!

Beach Bum & Baby said...

This is such a great post about your mom! I love the picture of the two of you at your wedding - I can't believe it's been almost 3 years!!!! It has FLOWN by!
And your mom rocks plain and simple!! :)