Gratitude

Happy 70th Birthday Mom!

Now that I’m a mother myself, I look at this photo of my mom and I and I totally get it.  Parenting is an exhausting business and there is rarely a day that goes by that I don’t, at some point during the day, wish I could just curl up on the sofa and close my eyes.

So today as you mark another milestone, I wanted to thank you mom for all your hard work over the years.  You’ve taught me small (but super important) things like how to feed myself and wipe my own bum when I go to the toilet.  You’ve encouraged me to become the woman I am today.  And, you’ve always been there when I need help, even when I don’t know how to ask for it.  I know there is no medal that they give out for these things.

And when I look at myself in this photo, I see my child looking back at me.  So maybe his “fierce face” is a more a matter of genetics that anything else.

Happy birthday mom!

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2 Comments

  • Reply Amanda August 8, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous photo. And how much does little monkey look like you?!

    • Reply Katherine Lightner August 14, 2013 at 7:08 pm

      I know! Totally see the resemblance now.

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