I have the best mom ever. I may be biased, but whatever. She's still the best mom ever. At least I think so. And I'm positive my siblings think so, too! Where are her credentials you might ask? Well here is a short list.
One time, when I was in preschool I had a field trip to the Dinosaur Park. I was super excited to go. I super excited to go even though it was raining outside. My mom dropped me off at preschool, and while running up.. I tripped. And fell. Into a huge puddle. My clothes were sopping wet. I cried. I wanted to go to the Dinosaur Park. My mom talked to my teacher, packed me into the car, took me home, changed me and then took me to the Dinosaur Park and helped me find my class. She would also go on field trips with me through out elementary. :D
When I was little, my mom would make pancakes in the morning. And when my dad would make pancakes and fling them from the counter to the table and a pancake would accidentally land in her glass of milk, she didn't even get mad.
When my mom used to do my hair when I was little she wouldn't "poof my bangs to the sky." Just a little poof.
The other day I got a text from my mom. It said "Em, I was just thinking that your birthday is coming up next month. Do you have any plans on that day sine it's Sunday? I will make you a birthday dinner if you would like. Think about it and let me know what you think. Don't feel like you have to... It's just an idea." Let me ask you this. What kind of mom offers to make her grown up married daughter dinner on a Sunday? The best mom ever, that's who. I still haven't decided what exactly I want for dinner. Mmm.. And the best part is I won't even have to help clean up, cuz it will be my birthday.
I probably call my mom more than I should. But every time I call, she is excited to talk to me! Even if it's about nothing! Every time she tells me it was nice to talk to me. And every time we go up to visit, she tells Mike and I both that it was so good to see us! She is always happy to see me (and Mike). I love that.
The other week, my mom drove my brothers down here to go to a Merit Badge Fair. I had asked her what she wanted to do, and do you know what her answer was?! She wanted to help me stain my kitchen cabinets! That isn't even fun! She brought down her electric sander, and we got a lot done that day! I would not have gotten that far all by myself and hand sanding.
When my mom came down here and saw my house, I apologized. It was a mess. The kitchen was torn apart, dishes were stacked in the living room, the table was a mess, it was bad. I told her I was sorry it was such a big mess, and she didn't even bat an eye at that huge tornado mess! She said something like, "You are working full time and go to school full time, and you are doing a project! I don't care!" That made me feel really good.
At the beginning of this month I had a Dean's List celebration thing. Mike couldn't go because he was studying for his Series 7 test. My mom dressed fancy, drove down here, and went to the reception celebration thing with me. And she pinned my Dean's List pin on me! And she took pictures! And then! She bought me dinner. How nice is that?! The whole program was like 45 minutes. She drove 2 hours for 45 minutes. Best. Mom. Ever.
Besides the fact that my mom does all these nice things for me (and others!) she is genuinely an amazing person. She is always excited for someone if they have good news, she is always willing to help, and she is always happy. She is one of my best, closest friends and she is an amazing example. Thanks for being such a great mom, Mom! I love you!