Saturday, May 10, 2008

Thank You, Mom

Meet my mom........ This is my mom, in her mid teen years. Not long before I tried to ruin that awesome figure! I'm sure I will post about her over and over again as she has given me sooooo many great stories that demand to be shared. I've already warned her.

I decided to use this picture honoring her because I always stared at those legs whenever I saw this picture. They look nothing like mine. Actually, I only have my mom's olive skin tone, her left handedness and select personality traits. And maybe her hands (but not her nice nails). Other than that, NADA! Thanks for nothing, DNA.

But this post I just want to thank her in honor of Mother's Day. There are so many things I should be thankful for when it comes to having her as a mom............

~Thank you, MOM for giving me life. You turned eighteen three weeks before you had me and could have chosen differently.

~Thank you, Mom for being that young mom who everyone thought was my sister as I got older. You may have embarrassed me in every other way; but you always looked great doing it.
~ Thank you, Mom for being so creative. There was never a dull moment.

~Thank you, Mom for sharing your DNA with me so even though I missed out on those legs, my daughter got them and I can live through her.

~Thank you, Mom for being the butt end of most of both your children's jokes!

~Thank you, Mom for being the Grandmother, (Gotta) to my children. They love and admire you just as you are!

~Thank you, Mom for making me think. It took me a few years to understand that to think for myself didn't always go against what the majority said, but when it did, it was all good.

~Thank you, Mom for being such a strong woman. You have given me the strength by being your daughter to know that I can do whatever it takes. I will follow your example, if needed.

~Thank you, Mom for being you! I love you.



Keeper Of All Things said...

Nice Legs

Valarie said...

That is so sweet :) Your mama was a pretty little thing, and she soes have some awesome legs. I have stumps. :)