Sunday, May 10, 2009

My Mom

My Mom is the best. She is why I am the way I am, or at least a big part of why.

She is why I knit.

She is why I can sew (a little bit).

She is why I make homemade laundry soap.

She let me raise chickens for FFA in her basement even though I never built a coop like I was going to...that was a really smelly summer (you'd think I would learn, now I have turkeys in my own basement!).

She taught me how to grow a garden.

She is why I put up trim in my house and paint without waiting for Brian to do it all.

She is why I recycle.

She does not laugh at my hair brained ideas and she doesn't think I'm a hippie for doing the things I do (or at least she doesn't voice those thoughts ;) )

She pets my cat and comes to visit us even though she can't stand dog drool or cat hair.

She even let my puppy sleep on the couch with me at her house.

I can always call her even if it is late or we've been fighting, and she will listen and forgive me even when I don't apologize.

She is why I keep trying to make bread. I think she should come over and help, it used to rise perfectly when I baked it with her.

She is why I love going to the farmers' markets.

She is why I mute all the commercials even though it drives Brian crazy.

She is why I always keep our toilet lid closed (although you left it up last time you were here, what the heck Mom!?).

She is why I am so independent.

My Mom is the best... I hope you're all lucky enough to have someone in your life like her! :)


Captain's Wife - Jennifer said...

What a lovely post. :)

Anonymous said...

Aww! What a great post! And I agree, your mom rocks!! :)

Everydaywoman said...


Now that you've got me all teary-eyed, can I tell you what a nice tribute to your Mom that is!?! I hope she sees it!

You're BOTH so lucky to have each other.

Nancy Rose said...

Thank you for such a perfect Mother's Day gift. I love you and am so proud of you. I learned to do all those things because of YOU. And just FYI - I still can't make bread. :) You always made the rolls for Thanksgiving and Christmas since you were about 10 - remember?
Love, Mom