Sunday, May 9, 2010

My Mom is AWESOME.

She taught me everything I know. Seriously. I'm good with kids, because she's good with kids. I've been involved with music my whole life, because she exposed me to it at a young age. I sing, because she sings. I never thought I would be one of those people who turned into their mother...but I so am. Lately, I'm completely embracing it. She has passed some of her best talents and skills onto me, and there are many more that I am only know learning and coming to admire.

My mother is the most patient and understanding woman I have ever known, hands down. For example, this morning I woke up with a fever and super sore throat...I'm freakin' sick! I drove over to my parents' house because my sister and I had planned to cook her the annual breakfast in bed before church. I supplied the orange juice, I figured that was the least germ-spreading thing I could do. I bought her a corsage to pin to her top before church, but unfortunately I am here typing this blog instead of sitting at church with my family. Boo! But, my Madre isn't mad or disappointed that I'm throwing off the routine, nope. I asked if it would upset her if I stayed home from church and she told me "Not at all. Whatever you think is best."

When I was in elementary school, we had a little fake printing press in the library at the school. We would write our stories, illustrate them, fill out the "About the Author" pages, and send themoff to be bound and laminated. One of the stories we were asked to write early on, was the typical "When I Grow Up" stories usually found in most primary school classrooms. I still remember exactly what I wrote. My classmates wrote about how they wanted to be doctors, veterinarians, astronauts, firefighters, and the like. They described how they would be rich and famous, drive fancy cars and buy houses, and become the President of the United States.

My entry was simple;

"When I grow up, I want to be a Mommy."

Thank you Mom, for all that you do. I am ever grateful to you and Dad for raising me with faith, and love, and instilling the values that have made me the person I am today. I know that everything I am and everything I will become in my life is because of you, and your strength and wisdom. I love you, Madre, have a wonderful day! I owe you a hug when I am less contagious ;-)


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