5.08.2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Left: Me and my mom circa the early '80s / Right: My grandma, my mom and me
Unfortunately I wasn't with my mom today, but I did get to Skype with her. 
My most recent bond with my mother was through a letter she wrote me right before I moved to the D.C. area. I can't read it without bursting into tears, but one line she wrote touched me and helped me understand myself better. 
Even as a young girl, you always knew what you wanted, and there was a subtle determination about you that sent a loud and clear signal to a parent not to block the road, but to step aside so that you could find your own way.
This statement confirms my suspicions that in fact I am the same person I was as a child. The amazing thing about my mother (and father) was how they chose to parent me. They did step aside, and encouraged me to follow my heart every which way it went. I love them for that. I can't think of anything my parents could have done better in raising me.

I love the closing line in her letter.
Just like the mother in The Runaway Bunny, if your dreams take you far away from me, I will come and find you.
(Enter tears...)

To show my mom and mother-in-law some love, I sent them MilkShake Bath Soak and Cajeta caramel from the Beekman 1802. I can't wait to see what they think of it!  
If you don't watch the Beekman 1802 show, it's hilarious, and you need to DVR it immediately!

6 comments:

Tied with a Bouw said...

My goodness, judging by your Mum and Grandma, you have been blessed with 'young' genes... gorgeous! And that closing line, so beautiful x

17 Perth said...

Wow, I am tearing up from the lines from the letter. So sweet! And I can't think of a better mother's day gift in your absence....the beekman products are fantastic! I love their soaps! (And the show? Hilarious.)

Elizabeth Baddeley said...

The Runaway Bunny reminds me of my mom too! And the weirdest thing, yesterday, on Mother's Day I was visiting my friend up in the Bronx and there was an old man selling books on the street. One of his books was The Runaway Bunny. Maybe it was a sign from my mother...who is far away also.

Hattie said...

This post is so sweet :)

KC said...

How sweet! Moms are the best. :)

Mo Pie, Please said...

You look just like your mom!! Which is a great thing because she is beautiful and so are you!

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