I’ve always been pretty independent. I think that it comes from being kid #2. Your mom has her hands full… And I guess you’re never lonely, so you don’t worry about being alone. Anyhow, there have been several times this year that I’ve been in need. And it’s funny, what I wanted each time was my mom.
I am pretty sure that she knows that I love her (love you, Mom!). But, one of the things that they say you should do with kids is tell them specifically the things you appreciate. So, here’s a short list of some of the things that make my Mom the best.
- You reading to my kids over the computer.
- The mad shopping skills you passed on to each of your girls.
- Your love of games and playing in general.
- The fact that you see things and think, “That says Amanda,” and you’re always right on when you think that.
- Your smells… No, you don’t stink. But, there are certain scents that I smell that take me right back to my childhood. Usually it’s your perfume that I smell and it takes me back to sitting and watching you get ready to go.
- The amazing costumes you created for Halloween.
- The cool decorating you did in my room when I was growing up. I wish I can photos to share on that one…
The list could go on and on and on. The bottom line is, that I love my mom!
I would be remiss if there wasn’t one other woman I mentioned… My other mom. When I married a few years ago, I really did gain another family. Janice, thank you for taking me into your family with open arms. You raised such an amazing man and you continue to be a wonderful Mom to him and to me.
There are all sorts of other “moms” who had a hand in my upbringing. Some of them realize it, my Grandma, my Great Aunt… some of them probably don’t, my college professor, my former co-worker. I am just glad to have had so many amazing women in my life.
Thank you to all of the Mom’s out there today, especially *my* Mommy!