Sunday, May 8, 2011

to my mama...

I am so lucky to have my mama.
Most people love their moms, and yet can't spend all that much time with them.
I am blessed, because my mom just happens to be one of my most favorite people!
We laugh...
We talk...
We get inspired by one another...
We work well together...
We are friends.

When I think back over favorite memories, it's usually the times she was comforting me, or rocking me, or stoking my hair, or itching my back (she is the greatest back scratchier ever!). She has this way about her... this calm, wonderful thing, that can make you breath again, even when you're so upset your not sure how to.

It's before six AM... I am not sure why I am up so early. I have been since around 3:30. As I lie here, thinking about Mother's day, I thought about writing about myself being a mother, or all of the wonderful ladies in my life that are mother's, but the only thing that really made sense to me in these wee early hours of the morning, was to just celebrate my mom.

I wouldn't be me, without her.
She is my foundation in this life.
Her hands have taught me, comforted me, wiped away tears from my cheeks, and held my hand through every minute of my life.
I know her heart is always with me even when we're apart.
She sees my insides...
She loves me despite my faults.
I am blessed to have been raised by such a great woman!

Thank you mom for all that you are, for all that you do, for all of the sacrifices that you have made, for all of the grace and patience you give me.

I know you won't read this today.
You'll probably see it on Tuesday...
But, it's okay. I want you to know. Anytime. That I love you and am thankful for you each and every day!

Happy Mother's Day Mama, I hope you feel all the ways you are loved today!
XOXO - Manda


Myya said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mama. She sounds like quite the lady!

Nicole Watson said...

Just beautiful. Bless you and your family :)


PS. I found yoru blog through faith blogs.

Anonymous said...

It is me who is the lucky one!! You have made life make sense. I know now that you are a mama yourself you understand that. It's true that you don't quite understand your parents until you are one. You are a great mama to two of my favorite people and the reason they are, is because of the way you have raised them. I love you with all my heart. Thank you. Mom