Sunday, April 17, 2011
It amazes me how much of my mom I see in Jake. The things he says, the songs he sings, the hugs and I love you's that come from his actions. All these things are little pieces of my mom. My children get to spend 3 days a week with Grama Polly. They are so excited every morning when the door knocks and they both go running to greet her. How lucky and blessed we are to have her as such a presence in our our lives. The lessons I learned from my mom - are now being taught to my kids - by my mom!
From the songs we were sung each night before we went to bed, which are now sung to my kids at nap time. To days in the sun and pool which are some of my fondest memories. My kids spend their summers outside playing with Grama Polly in the backyard. Being taught that I can do anything I set my mind to, was drilled into my head by my mom since before I can remember. That lesson is obviously being taught to Jake. Him saying in the car today "I can be anything when I grow up" is 100% Grama Polly speaking to Jake.
My mom is such a fun, caring, strong, loving person. I love to spend time with her and see her laugh and smile. I love watching her with my kids, and the cute little inside stories and relationship they have. I love watching her transform her house from season to season, throw a party, or work in her yard. She has such an eye and hand on all things beautiful. I am so impressed with how she has grown and the strength she has shown me all my life, but especially the last few years.
I am so grateful I have such a wonderful mother in my life, and in the lives of my kids. We all love you. Happy Birthday mom!