…and it looks like a cavity, too! 😂
Dear Cronies, Moms, Sons, and Daughters,
I wanted to give a shout out to all the wonderful moms out there! I think motherhood is one of the most noble jobs in the world and I admire the women who do it, and do it well.
My best friend’s mom sort of unofficially adopted me after Alex and I had been friends for several years. She was the best mom a person could ever hope for. I know, I know, shameless bias. But for a girl like me who came from trailer trash and having survived as much childhood abuse and damage as I did, Joan was a tremendous blessing to me. ♥︎
She taught me the things my biological mother, my adoptive mother, and my foster “moms” never could or would have. Not to say that those women didn’t teach me things. They all taught me how NOT to be as a woman (and, if I’m perfectly frank, they might’ve put me off motherhood, as well!).
But back to what truly matters:
On this wonderful day dedicated to all the moms out there, Joan, as your beautiful soul rests in peace, I humbly thank you for:
Teaching me poise, grace, beauty, humility, loyalty, strength, dedication, perseverance, and acceptance. Thank you also for showing me what unconditional love looks like.
Without your guidance all those years, I’d be a lesser version of me. You are loved, cherished, treasured, and missed more than you could ever imagine…for all time.
You asked me a question 8 years ago. The answer is yes. 🙂 Abby was then, and still remains my “baby.” And, just as Mango did last year, she’ll see you someday, too. Also, even though you only ever spent one day with Daisy, she’s grown into quite a beautiful, humorous dog. And, since you’ve been away, there is a newcomer, Charlie, aka Sir Charles Wigglebottom (C-Dub) whom I’m sure you would’ve enjoyed. He’s sweet and friendly with very smoochy nature! I know he would’ve loved you just as much the others had. 💕
I also thank you for the amazing children you gave to this world, gifts in and of themselves. Alex has been my rock, my foundation, my biggest cheerleader, and my family for 24 years now. You gave me a best friend who has steadily taught me that happiness DOES exist, that it definitely IS possible to laugh EVERY SINGLE DAY OF YOUR LIFE, and that a life shared with family is really the best kind. Your legacy lives on, dear lady.
I love you, mom…
Have a lovely and Happy Mother’s Day everyone!
From my Heart to Yours,
Just Me ❤︎