Sunday, May 8, 2011

To: Tree, From: Apple

 {Mom's fruit and veggie collection of salt & pepper shakers}

I can't think of a better way to un-ground myself after the successful completion of my marathon paper than with a post about the incredible woman who brought me in to this world.

Seriously, incredible.  She gave birth to me, the first child, naturally and free from pain medications while meditating on a picture of the Grand Teton Mountains.

I mean... wow.  Good find, Dad.

To celebrate you on this day, Mom, I'd like to highlight some of my favorite things about you:
  • Your giggle, be it absentmindedly when you're not sure what else to do, or uncontrollable (which is often the case when Dr. D is around and in typical witty form).
  • Your artistic skill, from setting a decadently decorated dinner table to drawing construction plans for a room revolving entirely around an antique pane of stained glass.
  • The way you've always fostered my artistic side, and that I'm able to credit my confidence in those abilities mostly to the fact that I know it runs in my genes.
  • Your occasional absent-mindedness, which has led to many laughing fits in their aftermath.
  • How you're such a good sport when Dad, Broseph, and I tease you.
  • The way you pinch your bottom lip with your thumb and index finger when you're thinking hard about what to do.
  • The way you manage to make any place where you are feel like a home.
  • How you've modeling for me the delicate balance between independence and loving devotion to a spouse.
I'm not particularly fond of saying "I could go on forever..." mostly because that's usually a cop-out and in every way a gross exaggeration of time.  Suffice it to say there's plenty more I could list, but I'll save it for a less public forum.  Just know that you're a huge part (at least half, I'd say) of the person I am today, and I am so thankful for you.  I love you.

Happy Mothers Day.


Elizabeth {e tells tales} said...

I love that your husband makes her laugh. Such a sweet post!

Kaytlin said...

why are you so good with The Words and things? i want to be that good with The Words.

anyway, this was great. I really do love reading your blog, I only wish I had more time to enjoy that wit in person, outside of the vag mons.

Mrs. Dr. D said...

@Elizabeth: She has seriously been one of his biggest fans since we were in middle school together. She thinks he's hilarious! (Admittedly, he is.)

@Kaytlin: Thanks for your kind words about The Words :)

Fashion Cappuccino said...

What a lovely post to your mother! You're so lucky to have a wonderful mom! I love your and your husband sounds like a romantic movie! xoxoxoo

Jen said...

Your mom sounds absolutely wonderful :)

Mrs. Dr. D said...

@Fashion Cappuccino: Thank you! Glad you found us. Dr. D and I like to pretend sometimes that we're starring in our very own sitcom, complete with laugh track :)

@Jen: She truly is!

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