Sunday, May 14, 2006

Shout out to my mother!

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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.
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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.
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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.
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4 comments:

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

sttropezbutler said...

You MOM is a gas!

Cheers to you my dear!

STB

Anonymous 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).