Posts Tagged ‘Love’
Yet again another Mother’s Day rolled around and yet again this morning I woke up and thought to myself “what can I do today to really show my mom how much I love her and how much I appreciate her?” I realized that this morning (yep- took me 26 years) that I don’t think I will ever really be able to tell my mom how much she means to me. Not all the real hugs and kisses or even those written and typed XOXOXO’s cannot really tell my mom that she is the most amazing person in the world! But she is amazing and the world deserves to know!
I actually have been really blessed to have many amazing mom’s that surround me each and every day. My sister who is amazing to our little bundle of trouble Peyton, Tim’s mother who loves me like one of her own, Tim’s cousin’s Katie who has shown me that a mother’s love is endless even when it spans over 2 babies at the same time, and I am constantly reminded that how hard but truly wonderful being a mother can be.
When I was younger my mom would come to my soccer games, braid my hair, rub my back, and provide me with all sorts of support and guidance that guided me along the way. As I grew older she was my shoulder to cry on when someone pushed me down on the playground, when my boyfriend smiled at another girl, when I missed that last winning goal, and really for any random thing going on in my life. After that she helped me learn how to put on makeup, she took me to get my nails done, and she still hugged me when I was sad. In college she told me “F” was for “Fantastic” not fail when I bombed that calculus test and drove 4 hours just to watch a movie with me if I had a bad week. When I moved to Boston she traveled miles and miles to come visit often, she left me cry for hours on the phone because I missed home and assured me that everything happens for a reason even when you don’t believe it in that moment. When I moved into my own house with my husband to-be she helped carry boxes up stairs, picked up sushi for dinner, and stocked the fridge with goodies. She was there at my First Communion and was there just a few weeks ago when I finally made my confirmation. I still see her at my soccer games on Sundays and now we enjoy runs and workouts during the week.
Now that I am in the process of planning a wedding we have crossed a whole new world! Full of wedding planning that leads to talks about colors, vows, wedding rings, and everything in-between. But more than that we have started talking about life, kids, marriage, struggle, winning, smiling when things are tough, crying when you need to, maintaining your sense of self through all of the crap life sometimes throws at you, work is hard but it’s better than not working, and friendship is a choice not a obligation and I can assure you that I wake up every morning and CHOSE to have my mother as more of a mother… as a best friend. She is with me every single day… even the days we don’t talk. I hear her voice saying “do a good deed, make a new friend”. She is truly amazing and I cannot thank her enough for being all of the things a mother should be and MUCH MUCH more!
So to all of the mommies out there…. you are amazing. I am not a mother so I know I can’t say for certain but I think that is a really really hard job. A job that takes everything out of you sometimes but rewards you in the most amazing ways.
And to my mother, you are truly amaze me. You inspire me. You motivate me. You make me want to be a better person each and every day. I love you!
So Tim and I really wanted to do something cool for our engagement pictures. We were pretty certain we want to use a picture of us for our save the date magnets so we needed some good pictures taken! My mom has been interested in Photography and bought this awesome camera so when I asked her if she would be interested and willing to help Tim and I out she jumped on board without hesitation.
So myself along with Tim, mom, and dad, got in the car over the weekend and made the 3.5 hour drive to Miami University. It was really important to Tim and I that we have our pictures taken somewhere that meant something to us- not just some pretty park so Miami was the obvious choice. We met there, we became best friends there, we became more than best friends there, we shared our first date there, we failed tests, we passed glasses, and we grew up into independent individuals there. This location had brought us together all those years ago and it was time we “re-lived” it!
When we got there, we went right to work! We went to the bookstore, we went to take pictures at the church on campus that we used to go to (it only lasted like 1 month), we went to the restaurant we had our first date, we went to the gardens on campus, we went to central quad where I used to live, and we just had a GREAT time.
Big THANK YOU to my mom and dad who were following us around like we were some famous ppl or something. They did an AMAZING job- so amazing that Tim and I are struggling to pick a favorite.
It was so fun to be reminded of where we fell in love and to fall in love all over again!
Here are some of our favorites (there is a vote later so pay careful attention).
Keep um coming? OK then!
So which one is YOUR favorite?