Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day to my Mom

Happy Mother's Day to all of the Moms, Moms-to-be, Moms of angels, and those wanting to be Moms out there!  I hope you feel celebrated and appreciated, as you deserve to be, since you are all goddesses.  Seriously.  Have a fantastic day :)

I will write about my own Mother's Day tomorrow.  Right now, this post is for my Mom.

Mom, my sister (left), Mama G (right)
Mommy (aka Mubbins),
We have always had a fantastic relationship, and I could not be more thankful. I have the most amazing memories of baking chocolate chip cookies, playing with My Little Ponies, and building sand castles at the beach with you when I was young.  There are so many things I remember and cherish.

I honestly don't know how you did it.  Having 3 kids under the age of 4 is hard enough, but you did it when Daddy was finishing up school, and you didn't really have any help from family or friends.  Am I right in remembering that Daddy temporarily lost his job around this time, too?  I think most women would have gone crazy!

I look back on later years in awe of you.  We had mental health issues, suicide attempts, Shannyn's death, and my rape.  How did you hold it together?  You never stopped loving and supporting us through it all, no matter how much pain we (or the situation) caused you.  I wish I could go back in time and give you a big hug and tell you that everything-- and us, would all turn out okay.  Whenever I'm having a particularly rough day, I try to think about how you would handle the situation...with strength and grace, and I'm able to power through.

Today, you are highly successful in your career, despite having stayed home with us for a number of years.  You have a happy marriage of 30 years (soon!) and a great relationship with your daughters and grandchildren.  You are my role model. You taught me that you really can be Super Mom and have it all.  Everyone says we are so much alike, that I "am" you, and I love it, because I can't think of a greater compliment. 

I love you more than words could say.

Mama G (aka Melizabeffums)



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P.S.  I'm sort of famous! I was asked to participate in drugfree.org's Mother's Day slideshow, featuring a handful of Mommy bloggers.  There's a picture of me when I was pregnant, and another of me with Carina.  Check out the slideshow!

12 words of geekdom:

Karyn said...

Sounds like your mom is a pretty amazing woman!
Happy Mother's Day to you!

Anonymous said...

Melissa:

Thank you for your amazing blog today! I have been blessed to have you as my baby all these years, even though you have one of your own now. Today is my day to count my blessings, my daughters!

Love, Mom

Carrie said...

Happy Mother's Day to you and your mom!!

I'm your newest follower via the SSS!

Emily said...

What a beautiful post - love to read tributes to moms!

I wanted to thank you for linking up with Super Stalker Sunday hop. There are so many wonderful blogs participating, I hope you've found a few that you enjoy. Be sure to join us again next week!

Best,
Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

Mrs. W said...

this post gave me goosebumps! Sounds like you have a very special mom - must be where you get your awesomeness from ;)

Lexie Lane said...

Aww... Sounds like your mom really is pretty fantastic. I'm sure she feels pretty lucky to have such a great daughter (or daughters). Not everyone has that kind of relationship so it's really beautiful to see.

Following you here from the Mingle Monday Blog Hop.

Please come visit us at voiceBoks - The Voice of Motherhood and find out what

everyone's saying, doing, etc. There, you'll also meet a really great group of wonderful women who love to connect and meet new people.

Hope you had a great Mother's Day! Have a lovely week!

Take Care,

Lexie Lane
www.voiceboks.com

P.S. Please come and join our year long Hop with Hopper Strategized when you have a chance!

Jessica, The Mom said...

New follower! Hope you'll stop by!
http://jessicathemom.blogspot.com

greenTXmom said...

Aww!! I'll tell you what a mother's love knows no boundaries. I don't care how many Hallmark cards might have said it before.
I am so grateful for my mother.
Sweet post.
I'm a new follower from Mingle Monday
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Denise said...

New stalker from Super Stalker Sunday. Cute blog. I love the picture of the giraffe's! I hope you can follow me back http://talesfrommyjournal.blogspot.com

Mama said...

Great blog, Following from Monday blog hop. You can find me at mamawannasave.com .
blessings
Mama

Let'sMakeADifference said...

Hi! Found your blog through a blog hop! Am now following! Meaningful post! Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

Kortney said...

Thanks so much for following Kortney's Krazy Life! I'm following you back and I gave you some votes!! :) Hope you have a great week!

~Kortney

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