Wednesday, November 11, 2009

it's my mommy's birthday today!

today is my mom's birthday. she's turning 25.
well, that's just the number of years I've known her, but who's counting?
she said that for her birthday she didn't want any gifts, nada, just a letter from each of her four kids.
well guess what ma? here's your letter.
you may be a little surprised/embarassed to have this up here for the world to see, but why shouldn't people know how great you are and how much i love you?
who knows, maybe it will make them like you more.

so my first memory of my mother is when i was about four years old. we were in our backyard of our comfy home on poppy lane.
we were in the garden taking gallon milk cartons off the plants. tomatoes? i don't remember.
but i remember her humming and talking to me. and i remember that i was really happy and having a lot of fun.
probably because all of my older siblings were all in school and i still got to play at home with mommy.

my mom has taught me just about everything i know.
she taught me how to cook, bake, sew, knit, garden, clean, be crafty, you name it.
and i bet she won't take credit for half of that, but she did.
whenever i have a question about something, i call her and she gives me the right answer.
she's way smarter than she thinks she is. :)

i think its cute how she loves biology.
when i was taking it in high school and college she took my books and she flipped through the pages devouring it like it was the coolest thing she had ever read.

she has been my biggest cheerleader my whole life.
(don't worry dad, you're the 2nd, but you KNOW mom was the first)
she's always there jumping up and down smiling with her pom poms, if not literally, then figuratively.

she's always been my best friend.
even when i got suspended from high school for three days (sounds worse than it was, really! it wasn't my fault!), she took me shopping and we planted flowers up the front walk. then she admitted she wanted me to stay home and be home schooled. :)

when this picture was taken she and my father had been living in panguitch, utah for a while watching their new house being built.
she was having a really hard time with the adjustment being there, away from her kids, as well as all of the trouble that comes with building a custom home yourself.
so i flew up there for mother's day as a surprise.
i took time off work, lied and lied to her again and again (as well did my dad, thanks dad) and got on a plane.
my dad tricked her into thinking they were picking up a puppy for her at the nearest airport (2 hours away!!)
and then there i was.
she cried and cried.
we've always had a special bond.
i can't describe it, but its there.
and i love it.
and i l o v e y o u m o m.

see how pretty she is?
h a p p y b i r t h d a y m o m !

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