Friday, May 11, 2012

I am My Mother's Daughter

When I put my toddler in the car then hurry to the drivers side as we are running late and catch my reflection of my little jog in the mirror I realize;
I am my mother's daughter.

When I look in the mirror and see more gray hairs already breaking through my recently dyed hair;
I am my mother's daughter.

When I am tired or annoyed and suck in the air to let it out in a long sigh;
I am my mother's daughter.

When I wield a paintbrush- carefully painting the snow on top of the pine tree;
I am my mother's daughter.

When I look down at my fair arms covered in brown freckles;
I am my mother's daughter.

When I carefully plan and spend hours decorating a birthday cake;
I am my mother's daughter.

When my kids make a mess or fight and scream and I take a deep breath, count to ten and exhibit a patience I didn't think I had;
I am my mother's daughter.

When I see those around me suffering and hurting and invite, reach out and help lift up;
I am my mother's daughter.

So to my mother whom I love so much.
Thank you- I am your daughter.

Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful women out there.  I will be enjoying this Mother's Day weekend with my mom who is in town.
An older but classic picture of my mom and me

26 comments:

  1. That was so so sweet. Happy Mother's Day to you and your mom!

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  2. That really was awesome! And what a great woman - you and your mom!

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  3. Aw, beautiful Emmy!!
    I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day! So glad you get to spend it with your mom :)

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  4. I hope you give that to your mom for Mother's Day. Very beautiful.

    Enjoy your mom. I wish mine was still around.

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  5. This is beautiful!

    Happy Mother's Day.

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  6. I love the picture! Those candid shots are always the ones I love best.

    And what a great piece you wrote for your mom. I bet she loved this!

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  7. I feel the same way about my mom...I am definitely her child!! Happy Mother's Day!

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  8. That's wonderful that you have a woman worthy of emulating in your life. Happy Mother's Day.

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  9. Aww, that is a really cute post! I bet your mom is happy to have you as a daughter!

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  10. What a wonderful tribute! I love that you think of your mom often.

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  11. Lorakeets! Happy Mother's Day!

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  12. How lovely!! Happy Mother's Day to both of you! That photo is so sweet!

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  13. Such a great post!
    I love that picture of the two.........er.........all of you.
    Happy Mother's Day to you as well.

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  14. This is very sweet! and that picture is a great memory. Happy Mother's Day!

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  15. Ohhh I love this! That picture is gorgeous.

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    1. Wonderful thoughts. I love your mom too. She's a great one and you are exactly like her! XOXO Hope your Mother's Day is a good one.

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  16. Isn't it wonderful how those Godly traits find their way from generation to generation when someone truly serves? Happiest Mothers Day!

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  17. Love that! Happy Mother's Day.
    Sandy

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  18. That is so sweet! I hope you had a happy Mother's Day with your mom!

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  19. I get glimpses of my Mother i me sometimes too and it's pretty great. Love this post and your photo together! Happy Mother's Day to you both. :)

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  20. Beautiful tribute! I hope you and your mom had a wonderful Mother's day together!

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  21. This was so wonderful. Hope that you both had a great Mother's Day!

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