Sunday, May 14, 2006

Shout out to my mother!

My sense of humor, wry sarcasm and general sassiness comes thanks to my mom. I can see it now, not so much when I was younger.
Growing up it was so easy to take for granted everything my mom did for me. I think about the activities, programs, lessons and sports I participated in, and it meant my mom committed her time to making sure I was there and able to do those things, too. I took dance classes, painting classes, piano classes, gymnastics: I remember going with my mom to her yoga class at the community center. We were involved. And I had a sister seven years older and a brother seven years younger. I wasn’t the only one she made sure was exposed to arts, culture and sports.
My mom is incredibly creative: my own creativity stems directly from her passion of learning and creating beauty. And a love of these things: seeking out projects and opportunity for self expression. Thanks mom, and Happy Mother’s Day. I wish we were together: I'd put you to work in the garden with me today. The roses are just beginning to bloom.


Anonymous said...

I'm all choked up. Happy gardening and don't forget to practice piano after you clean your room! Miss you.
Love, Mom

ConnieJane said...

Wonderful photos!

sttropezbutler said...

You MOM is a gas!

Cheers to you my dear!


little sister said...

Great photos and tribute to your mami!!! She's beautiful and sounds like a beautiful person to be around :)

She is defintely a big influence on your ├╝bercool personality :)

Rozanne said...

Great pix and a wonderful tribute to your mom.

It's true that the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree (one of my mom's sayings--by the way).