Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The top 10 reasons I love my Mom

10. When I was pregnant and miserable I called my mom crying because I wanted to take a bath but I couldn't because the tub needed cleaning. My mom came straight up from Seattle and cleaned my tub. She never made me feel like this was a ridiculous or immature request, even though in hindsight it was both of those things!

9. The bran muffins she makes from scratch are insane!

8. She has never once complained about having to go through chemo, even though I know it's been extremely difficult and emotional.

7. She laughs so hard she cries at least 5 times a day.

6. She still makes me call her whenever I get home to make sure I'm safe--even though I'm 28 years old!

5. Anytime she makes dinner, there is always a separate, special, meatless option for me.

4. All she wanted to do for her 60th birthday was go out dancing.

3. She told me when I was 16 to watch out for men under your car that will try to cut your Achilles tendon when you are getting in so that they can rape you. For a long time after that I stood at least 3 feet from my car door when I was unlocking it and then climbed in from 3 feet away.

2. She loves my daughter as much as I do.

1. She's amazing, beautiful, fun, silly, oblivious, bad with technology, kind, generous, selfless, and the most loving woman in the world.

Thanks for all your help mom. I love you.

14 comments:

Snowed In said...

I love you too mom, and I still worry about my achilles to this day.

Snowed In said...

Oh... and with that post, you can count that 6 times today...

Lacey said...

This post brought tears to my eyes for so many reasons. You are sooo lucky to have such a mom in your life!!

Beth Zarling said...

I love my Auntie Barbie! I especially love that she laughs till she cries too.

Barb said...

WOW, I don't think you could have said anything more special than that. I am honored! I love my kids and their kids (dogs:) and I will protect them and love them no matter what.
That is the ultimate pleasure for me, and I get it back as you have surely shown. Thank you, Mom

Becca said...

What a beautiful post!
Hi! My name is Becca and I'm a fellow marysville blogger!
I found you by clicking on feedjits link for marysville blogs.
Take care!
Becca
www.beccasfreshfruit.blogspot.com

Mo said...

Yay for Barb! And Lana- you are too sweet :)

Beth Zarling said...

My dear Lana,

I loved this about your mom. She has been such a constant in my life and I feel I've learned and gained so much from knowing her. She is selfless like you say and I'
ve always felt that she would never say no if I needed her. I think of her as my friend and my sister. I'd admire her for so many things. One of the most significant is her grace under fire. At times she struggles with words but if I piss her off she becomes the most articulate, diplomatic person I know. In our 35 plus year relationship I have pissed her off a number of times and she never takes the bait. She calmly and kindly (like the big sister she is) straightens me out and that has taught me so much. Her stoicism during chemo as incredible, whenever I ask how she is she says something like "I'm doing really well, I have a few issues but I'm doing good"! I love her and I don't care who knows it!!! Aunt Soo

Jessica Zevely said...

I love your mom. And I LOVE your writing!!! :)

anonymous said...

too funny...my mom made me nervous about achilles tendon too...it must be a mother's thing

Brittney said...

I literally laughed out loud when I read the thing about the guy under the car because it's SOO true! lol... to this day I still sneak a peek under my car at night to make sure there's no one under there! Gotta love those urban legends! =)

Just being me said...

how adorable..
she is really cute...

miss alaineus said...

your babies are too dang cute....


and i am sorry you had rude visitors from the blog of note. i agree with you, if it's not a blog for you, just move on.

come visit the alemanac anytime you need sarcasm and maybe some swears. i write mostly about my kids from work and how much dating is a nightmare.

xxalainaxx, aka miss alaineus.

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