I know how lucky I am and you can bet your bottom dollar that I am grateful.
For I'll tell it to you straight, my Mom is beautiful, funny, smart and incredibly loving.
She loves to be silly.
Just the sound of her voice on the phone makes me smile but she prefers it if she can make me laugh right off the bat.
She has stood by my wonderful Sister and I through good times and bad, the glamorous and the sad.
She showed us about simple love and it was she who taught me to find happiness in those hidden moments. That yes, the taste of cherry jam counts.
My Mom transferred her fondness for four-legged creatures to us with the instructions that they are to be welcomed as part of the family...
...and encouraged us to follow even our wildest childhood dreams.
To be true.
We did and do, she cheers.
I am proud to be a contributor to the amazing D.A. Wolf's incredible "blog" (for it is far more than that, she delivers original, thought-provoking content seven days a week) Daily Plate of Crazy. When DA asked if I would like to participate in her series on Mother-Daughter relationships, I nearly shouted out a "Yes!" Oh, this meant so much for me to do. So if you enjoyed this introduction, I would be so very delighted if you would take a look at my post here:
Thank you again for asking me to write this DA, it was a reminder that the best gifts rarely come in boxes.
I love you, Mom!
PS. My Mom reminded me of a story that I had nearly forgotten from when I was in my 20s and a little Miss Manhattanite Hipster. I was with a group of girlfriends at a swank martini bar and a few rounds in the subject of Mothers came up. Well, as each girl told her story, the scenarios became increasingly fraught with tension and complexity. All the while I was sitting there thinking, "Oh my, I hope something happens to change the subject before it is my turn. I only have nice things to say!"
Wishing you all a week full of joy...