Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day Mom

Mom .... thank you for

- teaching me to make a pie.

- getting up extra early to make me breakfast before school.
- packing snacks for movies and road trips.

- baking me an entire batch of my favorite cookies on my first day of school.
- teaching me to crochet.
- teaching me that toothbrushes are for cleaning the baseboards and that a toilet isn't really clean unless you use a pumice.
- making Christmas magical .... highly over done, but magical ;)
- buying 5 of everything at yard sales so each of us could have a bundt pan, yogurt maker, rice cooker, muffin tin, juicer, electric skillet, and books.

- taking me to get my permit when I was exactly 15 1/2 and my license on my 16th birthday.
- having a lasting marriage and creating a stable home.

- all the "old lady" things you do like square dance, clog, crochet and writing down directions of how to "cut & paste".

- putting my hair in braids, twists, buns and curlers for my enitre childhood.
- teaching by example that being a stay at home Mom is important.

- all the crap you forward me.
- changing all my diapers and getting up with me in the middle of the night.

- doing my dolls' hair time after time after time.
- the holiday packages that you put together full of St. Patrick's Day towels, Valentine's Day candy hearts and Easter candy.

- making all the desserts for my wedding and baby shower.
- driving me to soccer practice, orthodontist appointments, Saturday games, ballet, jazz, tap, tennis, tennis matches, art class, school when I missed the bus (which was often), dances, birthday parties, trips to the mall, sleep overs and more!
- not getting mad it me when I accidently threw the car keys on the roof of a 3 story hotel when we were in Mexico.

- giving me recipes over the phone any time I call.
- crocheting Devon a blanket.

- making the nurses dig my tattered blanket (that they thought was a rag) out of the garbage when I broke my leg.
- thank you for all that you sacrificed to give me such a great childhood and all the things you did that went unnoticed.

I love you Mama


Elizabeth Larson said...

Wow, what a beautiful note for your mom. I am sure she will love it!

yo nance said...

Annie, It's been ten hours since you left this wonderful post, and I'm sure you're wondering why I haven't responded yet. It's that this is the first time I have looked at my blog all day. This is such a special gift to me. Thank you so very much. I can tell that you took great care to think of the experiences and find the right photos, so this was a real labor of love on your part. It's interesting some of the things that you remembered that I didn't, but made an impression on you. Now it's my turn to watch you as a mother, and I'm having the time of my life. You are a wonderful mother! And because of that you have a healthy, happy baby. I've never seen a baby who is so happy all the time. I'm thrilled that you get to be a stay-at-home mom. (Thanks, Joe.) That's a blessing I was able to enjoy and one that you will never regret. No one can take your place, not even Joe. I always knew you would be a really good mother, but now I get the enjoyment of watching you in action. Thanks again for the beautiful (and fun) tribute. I LOVE YOU! XOX

Kim said...

What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful mom (and aunt!). Love to all!

Kate said...

How do you "accidentally" throw your keys onto a 3 story building. Cute post are so thoughtful!

big red 26 said...

What a cute post, I agree Thanks Mamma you're the best!

Loa said...

Ok, so, I just cried reading that. I'm such a sap no that I am a mama.