2009/05/04

My Mom (and Yours)

DaGoddess @ 12:39

I was reading An Island Life and saw this great giveaway for Mother’s Day. There’s even a quiz to determine what kind of mom you have. (My mom is a “Wise Woman“, by the way.) The thing about the quiz is that it fails to describe so many of the things that make my mom special.

My mom was and is the reason I look at the world as I do. She taught me to see the world as a realm of endless possibilities, as a place where dreams can come true, and where I would be able to explore to my heart’s content.

My mom taught me to look at people with an eye for appreciating what makes them unique and interesting.

She taught me to see the wonder in a flower, a sunset, a seashell.

She gave me a sense of humor to help me laugh through the rough times, but she also taught me that it’s sometimes necessary to let the tears flow.

My mom gave me the strength to stand up for myself, the courage to ask for help when needed, and the gift of knowing how and when to help others.

She taught me that love is unconditional, but there are times when you must draw the line for someone else’s sake. And sometimes for your own sanity.

She taught me that creativity is a terrible urge to stifle. Be it drawing, music, photography, writing, speaking, or simply appreciating…one needs art in their life.

My mom gave me the gift of life and the love and encouragement needed to grow into my own person.

A quiz can’t encapsulate all that into a simple answer. Nor can it thank her for all that she has given.

What are you planning for Mother’s Day?

If you’re in San Diego, I highly recommend you come on down to Gator By The Bay on Sunday and hang out with me and Little Dude at the blues society table. Grab some crawfish, put on your dancing shoes, and live it up a little!

But! Don’t forget that there’s something just for moms, non-moms, and women in general on Thursday, May 7th: Moms (and Ladies) Night Out. It’s free! And there are free gifts! Come out and play! It’s a great way to meet other awesome women in San Diego. What are you waiting for? This is as close to an engraved invitation as you’ll get.

8 Comments

  1. Nice tribute to your Mom! :thumbs:

    Comment by Pam — 2009/05/04 @ 13:45

  2. I love my mom. And I know you loved yours too.

    They are the ones who gave us the courage to BE. So it’s only right that we thank them.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/05/04 @ 14:00

  3. i have issues with my mom :(
    but i love my kids! :nana:
    pretty post though :)

    Comment by patti — 2009/05/04 @ 14:21

  4. I’ve been there, Patti. All I can say is, ‘hang in there’ and enjoy your kids!

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/05/04 @ 19:17

  5. Those were very nice things about your Mother. My Mom is responsible for me being a sports FANATIC. She pretty much grew up on a baseball diamond. She taught me to make pie crust from scratch, and coconut cream and chocolate cream pies from scratch, too. I’m taking her out to eat at her favorite restaurant on Sunday and hopefully she’ll have a good day.

    Happy Mother’s Day to you.

    Comment by Tina — 2009/05/04 @ 21:25

  6. That’s so sweet! And it’s rare that it’s Mom who makes you a sports fan, but when it happens, isn’t it awesome?

    Happy Mother’s Day to you and your mom.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/05/04 @ 22:52

  7. Well said. It says on the grave slab of Sir Christopher Wren, creator of St Paul’s Cathedral in London, “If you seek his monument, look around you.” That can be said of us all in that we are made up of our parents, our friends and everyone else with whom we have had some interaction which has shaped or moulded us.

    If you seek her memorial, look at yourself.

    Comment by The Gray Monk — 2009/05/05 @ 00:44

  8. What a what a wonderful thing to say, Monk.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/05/05 @ 00:50

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