May 8, 2011

"As long as I'm living, my Mama you'll be."

So here's the deal, I know my Mom reads my blog...when she gets a minute between her job, her personal life, working out, and taking care of the rest of the world around her including her kids, grand-kids, coworkers, friends, parents, and siblings, making it to meetings, sporting events, school plays, birthday parties, holidays, weddings, graduations, baby showers, bridal showers, and vacations, not to mention eating and sleeping. Which basically means she'll probably see this post in a really long time...

This post is completely for her (and let me warn you, it's going to be long!) It's something I want her to come across in a few months, and I want her to truly know what she means to me.

But, meet my Mom :)

She's gorgeous, tough, independent, sensitive, caring, strong-willed, kind, selfless, passionate, and amazing. Not to mention stubborn, sarcastic, fun, and hilarious. Everything I know today I learned from her. She taught me how to do everything from cooking and cleaning to changing tires and using tools. :)

And seriously, my Mom is ALWAYS right. I'm not even kidding. Don't get me wrong, I've known this since I was young, but I never wanted her to be right (because of course I'm just like her and we're both really stubborn) but I finally just gave up and now I just know that whatever she says is right! Always!

I know this is so cliche, but I really would be nowhere without my Mom (and of course my Dad too, but that post is for Father's Day :) ) My mom amazes me every single day. I see the way she juggles the thousands of things she has to do daily and I know that's where I get that multitasking skill. I see how stressed she can get and still keep her composure and get things done. She can talk to anyone, cares for everyone around her, and will put every other person before herself. She is the most selfless person I've ever met.

I can't even tell you how lucky I am to have her as my Mom, and I could never ever thank her enough. I don't think I could ever tell her how much I appreciate everything she does for not only me, but everyone that knows her. I'm the person I am today all because of her. I know I can count on Mom to be there for me and help me out in any way I need it. She gives me the only advice I need. I'm proud to say that I get all of my good traits from her :)

She holds this family together.

I love being her daughter and I love having her as not only a Mom, but as one of my closest friends. We grow even closer as I get older and it just makes our bond that much stronger. We have so much in common and I love all the times we spend together. I always look forward to tons more and we always have a lot of fun.

I hope I can be half as good of a Mom as her someday. She taught me how to treat others and how to take care of a family. 

So I just wanted to tell her thanks for everything. She is the most amazing woman I know and I love her so much!

And to leave you with some pictures...of course :)

"I'll like you forever, I'll love you for always, As long as I'm living, my Mama you'll be."

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