I figure it appropriate to brag about how wonderful my Mom is, especially today since it is her 50th Birthday!!! (it's okay Mom, you don't even look like you are 50) I feel so blessed that she is my mother and that I am able to be a part of this great family- I seriously couldn't ask for anything more. I have it good. And my Mom just rocks! Common nicknames used: Teen Face, Tuna, and Teen! I could name over 50 things that I love about my Mom and why she is so great...but I will just stick to a few!
So here is just a FEW reasons why I have a great Mom:
- She is an EXCELLENT cook! It is one of the things I miss the most while being out at school. She has the best recipes and makes the best food! One day I hope I can cook as good as she does!
-She likes to have fun with us. Like this instant: we were baking Christmas cookies last year, we were all on this sugar high so we just found everything to be funny. So she was up on the stool trying to get something, but she couldn't get it or even focus because we were all laughing too hard. And, you should hear her laugh- it's priceless.
-One of my personal favorite things about her: She likes to visit her college kids out in Utah when she gets the chance to! I know she'd come out more if she could! She really loves and cares for her children more than anything in the world!
-She is a good sun-bathing partner. It's nice to have someone to come along with you for some good sun time. She likes to get color and she'll always be the one to talk the entire time-she'll complain if we start listening to our ipods. sorry mom.
-She's the only daughter in her family with 5 brothers. She had to deal with all the torment and teasing growing up- so she's pretty tough. But she is a great daughter and sister to this fam.
-She likes to keep the house clean. And maybe sometimes she might spill or make messes, but she won't freak out about it- she'll laugh about it first and then clean it up. It's nice to have a clean and organizing mother, but she's not uptight about it all the time- maybe that's where I get my cleanliness and organization skills from.
-She loves and adores her family. If she had it her way- we'd all still be together, living in the same state, and in the same house. She only wants what is best for her family and always looks out for every single one of them. She never favors one over the other. She will drop everything and do anything for any of us. That's why she's the best Mom.
-She is a hard worker. Working a full time job, being primary president, and team mom- she keeps herself busy and occupied. But she'll manage to find times to squeeze in her 10 minute power naps on a day-to-day basis...she at least deserves that.
-She's a good friend. She is so nice and kind to everyone. No one ever talks negatively about her because she is a person who is easily loved. She cares for her friends and wants to know what is going on in their lives. I think that's where I get that attribute from-We are pretty alike when it comes to how well we treat our friends and how we will always do nice things for everyone. That's not a bad thing to have.
-She is a good wife. I'm so lucky to have been raised with such great parents. They have taught me everything I know; I wouldn't be the person I am today if it wasn't for them and their examples. Really, how did I get so lucky?
-She likes to stay active. She can't stand sitting and relaxing for long periods of time. She always wants to be doing something and likes to stay in shape.
And... she is still a babe even at 50 years old! :)
Happy Birthday Mom!
I'm so lucky to have you as my mom! You have helped me become the person I am today- I couldn't have gotten to this point without your help! You have always been there for me and will always sit and listen to me complain, cry, or even share my excitement with me.
You are the best! I wish I could be there to celebrate this special day with you! I miss you and hope you have a fabulous day! :)