Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mothers’ Day

     I’m a little late in getting this post up, but I don’t think that matters too much.  I don’t need a special day to honor my mother, but she definitely deserves one.

Mama,
     Thank you so much.  There is no way that I could put into words everything you deserve to be thanked for.  You have been an incredible mother for the past (almost) 25 years – 21 for me – and I feel so blessed to have moved into a season of friendship with you. 
     
     Thank you for putting every bit of your heart into Natalie and me; for loving us when we were like this:
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     and like this:
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     Thank you for teaching us how to behave like ladies…
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     and understanding when we needed to cut loose -
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(Please don’t be jealous of my all  denim ensemble.)

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(My sister – she still tilts her head like this when she’s talking.)
     
     You taught me all of life’s important lessons – including how to fend for myself,
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     a love of giant sunglasses,
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     and when to step back and give it a rest
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     I like to think my childhood was a lot like this…
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     but even if I’m stretching the truth…I’m glad we can always go back to this
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     We always joke about how the three of us are the same person, and I’m glad it’s not so much a joke as it is just laughing about the truth.  If I was going to turn into anyone, I’m so glad that it was you.  Thank you for everything you have done and still do and for everything still coming.  I love you a million!

     I hope all of you (mothers, daughters, grandmothers, granddaughters, and everybody else)  have had a wonderful Mothers’ Day.

5 comments:

Elisabeth said...

this is so cute! i love all the pictures to go along with your sweet words :) just found your blog and i'm your newest follower - can't wait to read more!
love,
elisabeth

lori said...

this is SO, SO sweet. love all of the pictures!

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

Awwww - such adorable pictures!!! :)

Sarah said...

Precious pictures!

Meg {henninglove} said...

this is so precious allyson!!! thanks for sharing the photos