Happy Birthday, Mom!
Today it’s my Mom’s Birthday! And in honor of that, I thought I’d take this opportunity to discus my Mom! 🙂 She’s a totally awesome lady. First of all, she was a great Mom. She used to take my brother and I to all sorts of museums as a kids (like an Egyptian Roseacrution museum and Japanese rose gardens) and we did craft or school projects – which instilled a love of art in both of us.
I particularly remember school projects where I had to make a model of the San Diego Mission in 4th grade – we made the tile roof by hand! And then a Medieval Castle in 7th grade (remember the stained glass windows that we made with the melted crayon shavings?) we worked on them together as a family.
She also taught me how to cook, and how to appreciate good food. I distinctly remember how we used to watch cooking shows every saturday evening that she’d taped from PBS earlier in the day (this was back before there was a Food Network).
Also, and probally most importantly, when my brother became ill with ALS and was too sick to take care of himself, she selflessly took him in, sold her business (she owned an art studio) and took care of him full time all by herself until he passed. And then not just a few months later, my grandmother (her mother) became ill with cancer and my Mother packed up her life and moved up to live with my grandmother to take care of her until she passed on. My Mother has had a very hard life these past few years and she is a wonderful person who deserves tons of love and happiness.
So thank-you, Mom, for being totally awesome and have a wonderful day today!
What sort of good memories do you have of your mom? It isn’t Mother’s Day, but why shouldn’t you appreciate your mother every day?