Friday, May 04, 2007
My mom says I never talk about her in my blog. So in honor of Mother's Day next week I thought I would dedicate a whole entry to her.
Growing up I would have to admit I had a "love to hate" relationship with my mother. At the time I saw everything she did and said as being "out to ruin my life". As an adult, and a mother myself, I know everything she did and said was because she loved me.
My mom is such an interesting and a fun person to be around. You never quite know what she will say. She is so innocent on worldly things that it is cute. I never will forget her telling the story of using "slang" terms in her classroom thinking it meant the same thing it did 40 years ago.
My mom eat, sleeps and breathes Ohio State, especially Ohio State football. She is who I got my passion for books from. She spends even more money on books than I do, and except for her goofy "Murder She Wrote" series, we love the same type of books. My mom loves ballpoint pens. She had a thousand speciality pens made for her classroom (of course they said Vayan Bucks, or Go Bucks in Spanish). She has a weird habit of collecting hotel, restaurant, bank and any other type of ballpoint pens. The cheaper the better. Give her a set of golf clubs or a swimming pool and she is a happy camper. She loves animals and has been known to save injured animals she finds laying on the side of the road or ones that seem to wind up in my parents yard. She can't cook worth a darn, but she can order some great takeout.
My mom was one of the people who helped me through Allison's death. I never will forget how she helped me those last few days in the hospital nor the insightful words she said. I also thank her for making me laugh during some of the darkest days of my life.
We haven't always gotten along, but what bratty teenagers do? (yes I was a brat) But I am proud to call my mom one of my best friends. I pray that someday I can be as much of an awesome mom to my kids, as she was, and continues to be to me.
Happy early Mother's Day mom. I love you.