Thursday, October 8, 2009

I am blessed


Today is my mother's birthday. She is celebrating a big one and is choosing to ignore it. So if you happen to run into her, just don't mention it. But, I could not let this day go by without celebrating her life just a tiny bit.....
Did you have the relationship with your mom that you idolized her as a kid, hungry for her attention, only to despise her as a teenager? How crazy is that? I didn't want her to help me with anything.....except to help me buy a new pair of jeans... When they moved out of state while I was in college, I missed her so and our relationship changed for the better.
As an adult, she is one of my closest confidants. We talk daily. Sometimes two or three times. I can bounce anything off of her and get the straight and narrow from her. I hesitate to write that we are best friends because it is so much more than that. It is a different relationship that a mother & daughter have...stronger than a friendship....one that I hope to have with my daughter when she grows up.
Mom has always been there for me. She taught me how to roller skate. Took me to see Grease in the theaters (gasp! good thing it was all over my head then!!). She let me ride my bike all over the small Texas town that we lived in....gave me complete freedom to use my imagination. She took me on the best trip across the southwestern part of our country. She exposed me to new cultures (try living on an indian reservation or the middle of the Nevada desert).
She introduced me to so many opportunities that helped create the person I am today. Basketball (I was terrible), Band (I think I made it 2 days), life guarding, musical theatre (I played the villain in Jonny Appleseed), and she pushed me to achieve my best to earn an amazing scholarship for college.
And she is a loving Grandmother to her 5 grand babies. She makes each and every one of them feel special. And they adore their Grandma Texas.

Mom, congratulations on your birthday! God has blessed me with an incredibly loving mother. Thank you for always being there for me and my family. I love you!


13 comments:

Amanda said...

That is so sweet! Your Mom is lucky. Happy Bday to her!

Mom said...

You could of left out the part about the "big one" I am not 100 yet. You know, we did have some amazing adventures together. I am so proud of the woman you have become in spite of anything I did. I really, really love you!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Awwww! I love this. My mom and I are very close too, and we are blessed to live right next door to each other. So sweet.

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

And can I just say how YOUNG your mom looks? What kind of "big one" are you talkin' about, 40?!

♥ Kenz ♥ said...

You're both so pretty! And more importantly, so blessed! :) Happy birthday to her!

Jessica said...

Happy birthday to your Mom (& friend)! She is gorgeous.

Alli said...

What a sweet tribute to your mom! Your relationship sounds eerily like mine with my mom. Your mom is also blessed to have an amazing daughter! Happy Birthday!

Lindsay said...

awww such a sweet relationship you have with your Mom. I don't have the pleasure of having a real great one.. but I love hearing about these and really hope I am able to have this with my mom!

Lindsay said...

I meant with my kids! :-P

Nicolasa said...

Aw, what a sweet post! Happy Birthday to your mom!

Jen said...

That is so sweet :) I hope to have that kind of relationship with my kids. Happy Birthday!

Vivienne said...

Happy birthday to your mom! Who, by the way, looks just like you! I have a similar relationship with my mom... there's just nothing like it. We're all blessed.
:)

Chelsea said...

This is a sweet post. "Grandma Texas" - Love it!

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