Monday, June 21, 2010

Your Secret is Safe with Me Mom

Sunday was not only Father's day, it was also my mom's birthday. How old? I'll never tell.

Cause she'd kill me.

Anyway, I don't talk about my mom much, but really, the woman is full of bloggity goodness. Especially around technology. Mom and technology are basically oil and water. Only worse. She is very intelligent and articulate woman but when it comes to gadgets and gizmos, well, it ain't pretty.

For example, as part of my brother's job, he's been on TV a few times over the past few years but she has never seen him on it. Why? She cannot turn on their TV.


Now granted, because it is a satellite system it requires two remotes, but she has yet to turn on the TV in their house. Unless my kids are there and then they help her.

She has asked for a dictionary for this birthday and I will happily get her one as it will take WAAAY less time for her to open the dictionary and look the word up vs trying to find it online.

Waaay less time.

But all joking aside,

My mom is truly one of my favorite people. We seemed to skip a lot of the mother-daughter tension that often exists and she is one of the people in this world that I am closest to. This parenting thing would have been unbelievably daunting without her support, encouragement and advice.

Her sense of humour is unparalleled, which is why I feel comfortable mocking her technical illiteracy as she gives as good as she gets. She is a superb seamstress, a great cook and the woman could still fit in her wedding dress if she so chose.

Her kindness, discipline and gentleness have helped shape my siblings and I into who we are today. I can't imagine life without her and I'm so blessed to have her as my mom.

Happy 29th birthday mom. May you have many many more!


Knittinchick said...

Your mom is one of the sweetest... and most genuine people ever!

She's also hemmed a pair or two of pants for me before I bought my own sewing machine-with a complaint!

she's one of my favoritest people in the world :-)

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Nicole said...

Oh, that's so nice! How beautiful that you can be so close to your mom.

momofthecrazies said...

I love your mom too!

a Tonggu Momma said...

You had me at her "sense of humour is unparalleled," but then I sat stunned to learn that she can still fit into her wedding dress. I wanna be just like your mom when I grow up.

CC said...

She sounds awesome. I too cannot figure out how to turn the tv on most of the time. And I'm 29 as well. Funny that. I have a lot in common with your mom. ;)

Anonymous said...

Being your Mom's sister and 18 months older than her I glad that she's only 29. Your Mom truly is a wonderful person.

Anonymous said...

i'm your mom's younger sister. We used to think that she was adopted b/c she was so easy to get along with and never got into unlike the other 3 of us. i feel totally blessed to have her as my close friend 28 yrs. later.

granola_granny said...

I'm the youngest sister and I'm 29+25 and maybe a year or two more, or less...
Your Mom is an amazing woman. Her honesty, courage and hardwork are things I merely aspire to. Did I mention that she is lots of fun as well? She is a fabulous sister and friend.

Anonymous said...

She is the greatest mommy-in-law too! Happy Birthday!