Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Diana, my Mother
Happy Birthday mom!!!!!! I love my mom soooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My mom is our family bra. Yes, I did just compare my mom to a bra, she is strong, holds us together, I can't live with out her, she helps me to be a better woman, she is very honest (maybe the most honest person I know), loves without reservations, I am very blessed to have been born with such an amazing mother!!!! She has not only shaped our family but continues everyday shaping our kids future!!!! There is no other person I would ever trust to tell me the honest truth besides my mother, my mom and I are very alike in some ways and in other we are exact opposites. I love that she will be honest enough to tell me that she loves my brother's boughten cards more than she loves my home made heartfelt cards....because that is who she is!!!! I love that when we (Adam, Mace and I) got a B on a test in school we got the disappointing look and if Noah got a B he got praises!!! ( Now I realize that Noah totally knew what he was doing, lowering mom's expectations of him, that darn sneaky kid!!!!!) I love that after a ball game, that my mom never missed unless she was with another kid at another game and would be there as soon as she could, my mom would be sure to point out our mistakes if we started in on how well we did. My mom is so amazing that she would pack us cooked hot dogs in a thermos so that she could save enough money to help us through college w/o taking out any loans (Mace is the only one left in college)....out of 4. My mom had us write book reports all summer long, but more importantly she took us to the library!!!! My mom helped us with all of our 4-H projects from age 6-till 17. She made us breakfast every morning, packed us lunches everyday, had homemade diner for us after practice (I mean everything from scratch) bread from flour, chili from canned tomato sauce, and fresh baked Cinnamon rolls!!!!! My mom was there after school everyday, she knew where we were, who we were with and what time we would be home, even when we were in high school, mom would wait up with dad until we got home and then we would talk for hours about the evening!!!! My mom never would make us do homework until we played for awhile, then we had to practice the piano for 20 min. everyday, do the dishes, and then homework. I love that AC didn't make it into our house until I was in High school, cable came my Jr. year. My mom totally focuses on what is important, so we did without in some areas so that we could make it in others. If that meant shopping at Goodwill or going to where ever the deals were best for groceries. My mom has ran the concession stand for I don't know 20 years. She made enough money to make the Field have lights, pay for umpires, build a concession stand with bathrooms.....all by sacking up seeds, making her relish, buying the drinks, cooking the food, and well stocking everything!!!!!! Besides working behind in there all spring and summer!!!!!! My mom is the BEST!!!!!!! We (our family) would not be where we are today without my MOM!!!!!!! There is nothing I could ever do that could measure up to be better than her, I can only strive to be like her!!! Thank you mom and Happy B-day, I hope you like this card!!!!!