Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is Mom's birthday! I won't tell you how old she is but she looks damn good and can still, and probably always will, run circles around me.

She is an amazing Grandma (aka Neener). Growing up Mom had to work but was always there when I needed her...still is! I took swimming lessons every year and the days she could watch from the observation deck were the most special. When she worked swing shift I always liked dayturn. When I came home from school she was usually ironing sheets or curtains watching her "story". It felt comforting having her there.

We did the dishes together in the evenings...she'd wash and I'd dry. Some of the best conversations took place around that sink. And they weren't deep heavy talks...just about stuff...just catching up. As I got older the talks got a little deeper and I could always go to her, even when I'm sure she would rather NOT discuss whatever the current teenage crisis was.

While financially times were always tough, she always made our house a home. And when the big events came...16th birthday, graduation, my wedding...she always made them special and part just by being there by my side.

Now that I'm a Mom I understand the sacrifices she made...and she made alot of them. Thank you for being an amazing Mom!!! I LOVE YOU!!!

1 comment:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh my goodness! What a sweet tribute ... I'm honored!! And I have always felt honored to be your mom! You have always made me proud and still are with the Mom that you have become!!!
Sorry it took me until 10:45 pm to see your posting ... still trying to get ready for my upcoming trip. Turning 59 (I'm not afraid to admit it!!) has slowed me down a bit ... or maybe I just spent too much time playing today instead of getting things done!
Thanks again kiddo ... the Lord sure blessed me with a warm hearted, loving daughter!!
The day will come when Morgan will write these words for you ... mark my words!! LOVE YOU!!