Saturday, May 7, 2011

Here's to Mom

What do I say to a woman who:
  • wanted me before I was born
  • gave me life
  • changed my dirty diapers and still thought I was cute
  • nicknamed me "Mousie," which sticks to this day
  • kept me safe me through childhood (except see below)
  • accidentally burned me on occasion while curling my hair
  • introduced me to faith
  • let me drink pop on holidays
  • made me eat when I was a teenager (this is a really big deal to me...I avoided an eating disorder because she noticed) 
  • taught me how to make a mean mac and cheese
  • helped me survive heartbreak more than once
  • gave me the one required piece of information so that I would know that I was meant to marry Blaine ("He's just like your dad was when he was that age")
  • lets me tell her anything, even when it's crazy
  • tells me the truth, even when it's hard to hear
  • showed me that I want smile lines on my face because hers is so beautiful to me
  • is my best friend
My favourite song, What I Really Meant to Say by Steven Curtis Chapman, conveys it...this is just a little of it:
Even though these words come from deep inside me
There’s so much more I don’t have the words to say

What I really want to say
Is what the sun would say to the sky
For giving it a place to come alive
But my words get in the way
Of what I really want to say

Te quiero mamá. Usted está en mi corazón comienza.

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