Friday, May 9, 2008

Ode to my Mom

There's an old saying that says something to the effect of you can pick your friends but you can't pick your relatives.

When it comes to my mom, truthfully, if I'd had the opportunity to pick a mother I'd chose mine over and over again.

In my mom, I have not only a support system but a true friend. Someone I can laugh with, cry with ,someone who I can call a best friend. Someone I truly look up to and continue to be amazed by.

When we got the call that my dad passed away she suspended her own grief to be a pillar of strength for her daughters. As the only remaining parent to three girls she's remained a rock , holding us up, giving us strength even though she'd lost her best friend.

When she finally was able to retire after 26 years of work she moved across the country and now cares for her grandchildren several hours per day with the same love and devotion with which I have for my children.

When she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 she continued to stay positive and now two years later is doing marvelously.

And these are but a fraction of the incredible things my mom has done throughout her 61 years.

Happy (Early) Mother's Day, Mom. I love you more than words can say.

In her honor, I've linked to two prior posts that celebrate her.

In Which I honor my Mother

Journey through breast cancer

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Mom's out there.


Groovy Mom said...

Lovely post, and your mom sounds like a lovely person. :-) My mom is my best friend too.

Maureen said...

Aw... great post. You both are lucky to have each other, that's for sure.

Happy Mom's Day to you too, WM!

Anonymous said...

Nice post.

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Ann(ie) said...

OH. wow. I really love this. She sounds so much like my mom who is also a cancer survivor and an all around classy individual whose been the bestest mom in the world. We are lucky girls!!! Happy Mother's Day to you both. xo.

D'sMommy said...

Congrats to your Mother on her being cancer free. My mom is going on 8yrs this November. Our moms sound alike: both strong, beautiful, great women and I know my life is better because my mom is in it.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

First, let me say that this post is so brought a tear to my eye!

Also.....I thought it was..."You can pick your friends, you can pick your nose....but you can't pick your friend's nose"! I suppose that one would not have fit in with the whole theme! :)

doozie said...

Your mom is RED HAWT

CDP said...

Happy Mother's day, WM (and WM's Mom)!