Friday, May 4, 2012

52 linked: mother

71/366 one of my favorite photos from my wedding day.
Dear Mom,
I just got off the phone with you. You once again let me talk your ear off.
You always listen. Just listen.
You always have the best advice for me and all of my problems.
And you tell me how much your worry about me. And how much you love me.
Do you know that I worry about you? I don't tell you, but I do.
Do you know that I wonder what the in the world I will do someday when you are gone? Who will I talk to? Who will I go to for parenting advice? Who will I be able to go to when I need lifting-up? Thinking about all of that makes me want to cry.
I always enjoy talking to you. You show me the positive when all I tend to see is the negative. You continue to parent and show me a different way to look at the world without belittling the "glass half empty" girl I tend to be. You are still tending to my growth - to the growth of the girl you will always be a mother to no matter my age. You accept me just as I am - and I think that's the biggest gift a mother can give her child.
Thank you for all you have done for me. A million thanks will never be enough.
You make my heart sing.
I love you.
Me.

(An iPhone photo of a photo will have to do for this post. Taken on my wedding day. This is my favorite photo of my mom.)

52 Linked 2012 A new theme every week.
A few other friends are joining-in on the adventure.
Please stop by and see their interpretations of our word of the week.

13 comments:

Amanda Kelley said...

I agree I love this photo. The warmth of her smile sold me immediately on it. I like your narrative especially with the "I just got off the phone and once again you talked my ear off"---so true! This has to be one of my favorite linked yet.

jenn said...

Beautiful words.
And your photo for 'mother' is perfect!

Michelle said...

That is beautiful. What a fortunate mom and daughter you two are to have each other. :)

Jessica said...

Beautiful, Andrea.

Heidi said...

I'm so used to your brunette profile pic, that seeing you as a blonde throws me a bit!

I loved how we both shared photos of us with our moms from our wedding day. It's my favorite too.

Tracey said...

Made me cry. What a gift you have in your mother A. How precious!
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ZeldaMom said...

What a beautiful photo, and wonderful words.
Moms are the best!

stacey said...

This was so sweet, Andrea.

Heather M. said...

this is so beautiful. your words are so amazing. what a gift to have that kind of relationship with your mom. love that photo of the 2 of you.

Simply Sara said...

in tears as i write this.
beautiful.
what a gift you both have.
xoxo

Shawntae said...

So very beautiful. It's great having a great mother. :)

Marvett Smith said...

What a beautiful post. The picture and your words. Beautiful.

Carla said...

One of my biggest fears ever -- losing my mom. I don't know what I would do without her. I love this post. ♥