Tuesday, May 12, 2015

One for Mom

This weekend we celebrated mom.

The wonderful woman who has moved mountains for her family. An amazing human that has never put herself first in the 27 (and a half) years that I've known her. The beautiful lady who gave me my looks along with my confidence in who I am as a woman.

What I learned this weekend? We don't celebrate her often enough. 

Let me tell you about Angie.

Mom is electric. She's the kind of woman who can enter a room and make friends with everyone in it. In fact, she does that often. It doesn't matter who you are, she grabs your attention and she will keep it because she's so multi-dimensional that there's no turning away. 

Mom is giving. Not only has she given her everything to her family, she's given all of herself to her community, to her friends and to perfect strangers. I've never met someone as selflessly generous as she is. This woman slaves over the holidays to become a Secret Santa for 3-4 families and 8-12 children each year, rounding up her elves and filling entire rooms in her home with toys, clothes, donations and magic. She also volunteers in the community that she used to live in, including raising money, cleaning the streets, making things better and making things happen. 

Mom is strong. She's emotionally strong. I've seen her endure anything and everything that has come her way. She's received more lemons than anyone I know and always somehow learns how to make better and fresher lemonade than before. Even lemons that I've thrown at her because there have been a few. She's physically strong. She is a badass. She flips more tires and squats deeper and rows harder than people half her age. She made the decision to change her health story and I'm so proud of her. She's a hero and an inspiration (click here, then "Angie"). 

Plus SuperMom taught me how to flex!

What I'm saying is that she's the greatest.

She's resilient, she's humble, she's funny, she's cool and she's the greatest example of a mother I could ever hope for. 

If you want to learn more about Angie she blogs here, but may need some encouragement to do more than Chewy.com reviews even though nobody will ever complain about more photos of the golden sisters. Right?

We love you mama girl! 


Julia said...

So cool that your mom has a blog too! She sounds like a wonderful person, this is such a sweet tribute to her!

P!nky said...

Your mom sounds amazing and I think she's rad for raising such a fabulous daughter :)! <3

MakeMeUpMia said...

Your mom is seriously awesome, what a sweet post dedicated to her :) Look at those guns!

alyssa said...

Sounds like you've got a really great one there. Cheers to her!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

three cheers to your momma! she is amazing. i mean, she raised you, right?!

lil desiqua said...

What a sweet post! She sounds like a great mom, and you're a pretty fab daughter for recognizing all of this in her!

Helene in Between said...

she sounds like a wonderful role model. yay for amazing moms!

Amy's Fashion Blog said...

you mom is too cute.


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Angie Even said...

Love you, Jessi Girl!

Nadine Lynn said...

You've got a great mom over there!! And we can all see where you get your good looks from, obviously :)

Sparkle Paige said...

Omg I love that your mom blogs! How adorable!! AND I chickened out many-a-time getting a mole removed too. Hope you're doing well :)