Monday, May 21, 2012

Because Every Day Should Be Mother's Day

Since I'm such a slacker, this post has been forming in my head for almost two weeks now.  I'd thought of it, but put it off to post on Mother's Day, then when Mother's Day came and went I didn't have the focus to sit down and do an actual post.  Sorry -- I got distracted by the impromptu redesign...Don't feel too sorry for my mother, though.  She did get her Mother's Day recognition.  I made waffles, as requested, for brunch and she got a nightgown and a potted Columbine plant from me and my sister, respectively.

My Mama Martha
Like any mother and daughter, my mom and I have our issues.  Most probably stem from the fact that I'm 30 years old and living with my parents because I'm too underemployed and broke to pay rent.  I do help out with some of the bills and chores around the house, so I'm not a complete parasite.  But having two stubborn women living in the same house creates a bit of an alpha-female problem.  Now, I'm not here to blame her for anything (I know we're both at fault, and we have both made efforts to adjust) and it is not my intention to air dirty laundry.  I just wanted to take this opportunity to put into words that I know I wouldn't be where or who I am without my mother.  With all the ups and downs I am happy with who I am and where I'm going in life -- even if I'm going slower than I'd like to be.  I am curious, hungry for knowledge, eager to help others, and I always try to be kind to everyone -- all of which are a direct result of her influence and example.

Mom, I know I don't say it often but I hope you know that I love you.

Now, because I'm a Disney/Pixar junkie, here's a lovely (and very appropriate) Mother's Day short/trailer for Brave.  Enjoy!

Let's face it, mothers are what makes the world go round.  They are pure love and determination personified, each and every one of them.  So happy (belated/ongoing) Mother's Day to my own mother, and all of the many wonderful mothers I am privileged to have in my life.

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