Sunday, May 8, 2011

Dear Mom

Thank you for...

Your wisdom, grace, and fabulous sense of humor

Never giving up on me, especially when I gave up on myself

Answering the phone at 2a (multiple times) in college

Never buying me a crimping iron or letting me get Glamour Shots (you really DID know best!)

Teaching me to say yes ma'am and yes sir

Finding the silver lining amidst the thunder clouds

Marrying dad. I still think you're the cutest couple ever.

Playing with my hair for 28 (oh fine. 29) years

Never once saying "I told you so"

Introducing me to New York City and New Orleans

Teaching me all about geometric proofs and fabulous shoes

Holding my hand and saying "they're just jealous," when we both knew they weren't

Asking me to sit in your lap, even though I'm bigger

An awesome sibling, who loves you just as much as I do

Teaching me that just because you're right, doesn't always mean you've won (still a work in progress)

Splitting a coke with me on all of our mall trips

Your sense of direction (and I'm NOT referring to maps--yikes)

Showing me that it is entirely possible to be a mother who works--and be damn good at both

Telling me that it's not polite to cuss... in public

Loving Michael as your own and constantly telling me how happy you are that we're together


I could not ask for a better mom. And in this case, I'm not only right but I've also won.

6 comments:

Whitney said...

Wonderful post! I giggled at this:

"Never buying me a crimping iron or letting me get Glamour Shots (you really DID know best!)"

What a fab mom you have!

Whitney

Mrs. A said...

What a sweet Post!! I hope someday my little girl will have such nice things to say about me :)

Leslie said...

Oh man...Amen to the Glamour Shots bit! My parents made me wait "until I got my braces off." Luckily, when that finally happened Glamour Shots were totally uncool and I had been spared a lifetime of blackmail photos.

Charly said...
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Susie said...

Thank you! I couldn't have asked for a better daughter! I love you!

Trish said...

Meredith--this is a really beautiful post and lots of things I can comment on, but no crimping iron? Really? Were you not a child of the 80s? Or Glamour Shots? *shakes head mournfully*

Miss you.

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