Thursday, May 8, 2014

This One's For Her

For her. 

There's an amazing woman in my life who needs some recognition this Mother's Day Week so why not do it here for all to see. Not only because she's my mom, but she's the most remarkable female role model I know personally or professionally. 

Mom. 

(even though I think she'd prefer to be called "mum" by little english grandchildren... ahem, brother)



The woman who spent her 28th birthday in the hospital with me and wouldn't have rather been anywhere else.

A woman who didn't have the ideal "mother" figure herself, and rather than passing that cycle down through us has devoted her entire life to being the mother that she wishes she had. Even when it always didn't come naturally or easily to her.

She always knew when to write me a "sick note" - and often offered to do it for me because she's always wished for me to do less rather than more.  She still offers even today when she knows I'm stressed. 

She always knew that taking me for a walk would get me to open up about the things that were on my mind. 

The mother who would save all of the laundry in high school for when I was having movie night with my very-religious wasn't-going-to-try-anything boyfriend to make sure she could come downstairs and check on us. 

She's stood back and has allowed me to learn my own lessons in matters of the heart, but has also known the right time to step in and weigh her opinions on my life choices (and she has ALWAYS. BEEN. RIGHT). 

Always.  



This woman showed me how to get what I want from my dad - and the theory has actually been fail-proof with all other men and some ego-heavy women.

She knows that she is beautiful and has boosted my confidence by continually calling me the "improved version" of herself. 

She continues to impress me by reinventing herself over and over. Whether it's showing me how to be a healthier version of myself or shows me how she's challenging herself with new adventures like blogging and retirement. 



She's my hero, my role model, my everything. 

I love you, mom

P.S. We need some photos together, please?

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30 comments

Krystal R. said...

So So sweet :) I loved everything about this! Bonus points to you mum for spelling 'mum' the British way ;)

Amy Fashion Blog said...

aww I love this post. Moms are great people.

P!nky said...

Awwww so sweet! Your mom sounds fabulous! My mom had me at 28 too!

That Downton gif is one of my favorite scenes in the whole series!

BLovedBoston said...

This is so touching!! There really is no one like a mom!!! :) Cheers to your mommy!

Illegally Blonde said...

So sweet.

Kristen said...

stop it, im gonna cry. so beautiful! sounds like a wonderful mum :)

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Aww so sweet!!! Moms really are the best!

<3, Pamela
sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

Him & Me (But Mostly Me) said...

Awww! That was the sweetest post! What a great mom!

MakeMeUpMia said...

I bet your mom is so proud of you girl, love this. Reminds me of my relationship with my mama :)

Lauren said...

Awww I love that! So sweet that you are the "improved version!"

Tracey said...

This is so sweet! My mom calls herself "mum" (she's British). This is a great post..makes me think I should do one for my mama!

Amy @ Living n Learning said...

Awww. Loved it. :)

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

This is so beautiful!

Nadine Lynn said...

Awe this is so sweet!!! I love seeing happy mother/daughter relationships. It reminds me how I feel about my mom.

brooke lyn said...

i heart Angie!

Rachel @ Love, Rachel said...

<3 <3 <3

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

eee love this! You've just inspired my Friday 5 post my dear ;) ;) Have agreat day lovely! (Mom too!)

Helene in Between said...

well isn't this the sweetest?! love this :)

Margaret said...

Aw, love a good Mother's Day post!! Mom's really are the best... and damnit, they are always right.

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

awwwww I love this post! Makes me want to call my mom right now :)

Just Me, Angie! said...

Thank you Sweetie ... I love you!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Happy mother's day to my favorite Mom blogger! :)

Elena Ridley said...

So sweet!!!!

Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon said...

Next time I'm home I will happily lead the Jessi & Angie photoshoot with the other golden girls in the picture! Wouldn't that be a fun afternoon!?

MacKensie said...

So sweet. Can't wait to meet her when I come visit. :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

ahh what a sweet post to your mother!! sounds like a wonderful woman

Kait said...

cheers to moms!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Loved this! And I love that your mom is blogging!!

Kenzie Smith said...

Aw what a sweet post :) Happy early Mother's Day to your mum! <-- see what I did there? Ha ha!

Brittany said...

Yay! I love this post :)

And I've always spelt it Mum for some reason lol I guess that's just how I say it.. not "Mawm"