Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What Our Mom Means To Us

Today is our Mama's birthday! So we are going to take a second to tell you just how wonderful she is.

I call our mama, Mother a lot. I honestly don't know how I would do it without having her so close. It is a funny story though because we didn't always get along. Growing up I was CONSTANTLY banging heads with her. It is so cliche to say, but, now I understand why we did. She is a wonderful Nanner to my girls and fella too! She will drop what ever she is doing to help out in any way. Although sometimes she acts like she is crazy busy, you know she is waiting to help out someway. Or maybe it is because she knows we will need something. My mother is a crocheting maniac lately and I love that I can sit and do that with her. I can't completely wrap my head around it of how much she cares. I mean I know I care for my children but she cares for everyone. She will go out and do anything she can to make somebody's life a little easier, family or not. I hope that someday I can be like her in that way. She also has a huge heart. She cries when I cry and laughs when I laugh. Sometimes she even does some crying or being mad for me too! I am so thankful that God has given me a mom and my kids a Nanner like her. 
I said it once mom, but I will say it again. You are hotter and look younger than ever! It's 30 now, right?

I call our Mamma, Mamma :). Along with my sisters my mamma is my best friend. I cannot even put into words how much she has done, does, and will do for me. Through every bad and good "seasons," as she would say, of my life she was right their by my side. Although I have my own home now there is nothing I like better then going back to the home she created and hangin out with the whole fam. Some may not know, and probably she even doesn't, my mamma is hilarious. The four of us get a kick out of making fun her ;) I can always count on my mom and that is a good feeling to have. I can  only hope that my kids and I will have the relationship that I have with her and I hope that I can be for them what she is for me. Now that she has an empty nest my mamma is the greatest Nanner around. She loves each of her little grand babies and they know it! One day I get a text, "Can I swing by?" I say of course. Later I hear a knock on my door and in walks mom with a huge bag from Gymboree and says "Ruth...Nanners been SOOO busy all morning!." yeahhhhh that's our crazy Mom and Nanner that we love and are so thankful for! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMMA!!!!

Out of the three of us, I think I'm most like our mama. And I'm 100% okay with that. She has so much love and generosity in her heart, especially for children. She's one of those women who was put on the this Earth to be a mother, to anyone who needs it. This is clear when you look at how involved she was in school activities, as a foster parent and as a mentor for other young mothers. She's touched the life of so many, and has always maintained her home as a safe, fun, warm and loving place for anyone. I remember often when we were younger she would make extra food because it wasn't uncommon for someone to pop in conveniently at dinner time :) I think it's safe to say, many of our friends, think of her as a second mom. I hope one day, my daughter's friends will think of me the same way. 

I think as a mom you always hope that your daughter(s) will think of you as a best friend. But I know I didn't always think of her that way, I hid a lot from her and didn't always think she knew best (of course I was wrong ;). When I was younger, she was always my mother first and my friend second. So if that met saying no, or making ridiculous restrictions of phone usage, then so be it. Out of that grew a respect and admiration for her. And the older and more responsible I got, the more of a friend she became. Now, I can honestly say she is one of my closest, bestest friends, I share almost everything with her, and she's always there to laugh with, cry with, complain with, or just be with. 

If someday, my daughter thinks of me in even half the way I think of my mom, I'll be happy. Love you mom! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!


  1. Awww..thanks girls!Yes I am crying. I am proud to call you all my daughters and best friends! Yes it is the new 30 ;)LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!

  2. You girls are too sweet! I envy your relationship with you three & your momma!


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