Sunday, May 13, 2012
My Mom and I have a pretty special relationship. We actually like each other. Yes, we love each other, but, we really do enjoy each others company, trust each other implicitly, are there for each other through the good and the bad, and, are best friends. Now I know some people may find that odd, a mother as a best friend, but, she really is. My Mom knows all my skeletons, and never judged me. She has the capacity to embrace all life has thrown at her, and taught me how to cope, reason, indulge, note, enjoy, acknowledge and embrace life too.
My Mom has always had a "joie de vivre." People notice it and remember that about her, including me. She smiles easily, can strike up a conversation with anyone, about anything from the mundane to hardcore politics. She is always willing to help me, even when I don't ask, or think I need help. My Mom is a mean pastry chef, great cheerleader and one of life's optimists.
I am very lucky that my Mom is still a part of my life and that we can still find pleasure in each others company, whether it be sharing our weekly coffee at Java Joe's or planning our next vacation.
Happy Mother's Day Genia!
You have been a great role model.
Love and big hugs.