Friday, February 5, 2010

mudder, it's your birthday


You're going to kill me after this especially since I'm posting pictures of you which you have told me several times not to do. Ever. I'd like to take this moment to apologize to you and to remind you that all this was done out of love. Hopefully, that information will persuade you from doing any harm to my being that would result in death. Maiming I can get over, death however not so much...

I wanted to do an ode or a limerick about you but I will leave that to my much more talented and witty brother. With him around I just can't compete.

Oh mudder pie, it is your birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Quite frankly I have no idea where to start when it come to you. I mean that in a good way. really.

You are a truly amazing woman.

Your life has been one big roller coaster ride. Many ups, many downs and yet you're still a happy, funny, loving person. I'm in awe of you and the woman and mother you are.

I know it was hard, raising three kids by yourself. Heaven knows we were a handful. Well, Nate and Adam were, I was an angel :0) didn't by that huh? damnit....

But you truly did an amazing job raising us. I don't think I have one bad memory from my childhood. never any fights or arguments. Never any time when I felt that I wasn't loved 110%. The older I get the more I realize how blessed I was to be born into this family. To have you as my mother, my best friend. You always allowed us the freedom to be ourselves, to make our own decisions. To discover ourselves. I can't even begin to tell yo how grateful I am for you allowing me the freedom to live and experience life. And, more importantly, to always know that you were right there with me to help whenever needed.

Like I said, you are an amazing woman.

Growing up I always felt like I had the best mom, partially because my friends would tell me exactly that but also because you would point out hot guys to me and then we'd giggle while delighting in their hotness. I mean seriously, how many mothers would do that with their teenage daughter?!

I am also thankful that you never made good on all your threats to kill me, especially when I told that embarrassing story about you to the whole ward on mother's day. You know, the story about how we went camping that one time and I woke up in the middle of the night because I thought I heard a bear roaring and then found out it was just you snoring. Yeah that story. That was funny.

Or how about that one time when I was adamant (extremely adamant) that Southtowne mall was on 90th south and you were like "Oh no it isn't" and I was like "Oh yes it is" and it went on for a while like this until I got really angry and stopped talking to you. Do you remember when I came back a couple weeks later with my head hung down in shame to tell you that you were right and I was wrong. How I had gotten off at the 90th south exit and became lost because Southtowne is actually at the 106th south exit just like you said. You remember how you didn't say "I told you so"? Yeah that just shows how awesome you are. Even though you did have the "I told you so" smirk on your face at least you didn't say the words.

Do you remember all those hundreds and thousands of times we've laughed non stop at the stupidest things? So much fun. So so so much fun!

Here's to you mudder, on your 58th birthday. Hope you like your surprise tonight. I will be taking pictures. Sorry. Don't say I didn't warn you.