Ode to a Sometimes Healthy mother,
Who not only put up with all of my antics, but also raised my amazing brother.
Marathons, birthdays, graduations, break-ups, moves…you and dad were ALWAYS THERE!
And if you couldn’t be, you’d send me a giant cake to show how much you care.
You’ve never understood why people need to drink to have fun, but one time, just to make me smile, you took a picture holding a beer
And now my Happy Hour decisions have been positively influenced by you, that is clear
You were the first person to inspire me to eat healthier and exercise back in the day.
And now, you rave about my wacky food combos; “They are DELICIOUS,” so you say
No matter where we are during the holidays, you’ll do anything to make sure we can exchange gifts together.
Your New York celebration this year was very fun and clever.
Every time I’ve declared I “must” run another marathon, you’ve booked your plane ticket almost the next day.
From Disney World to Chicago to Washington DC, you and dad were always there to support me in the best way.
You’re always there to add special touches to to the important occasions and ensure everything goes according to plan.
And with all of your personal touches, you’ve developed many a fan!
You and dad helped make all of my dreams come true…
From Northwestern to NYC, without you, I never would have been able to do.
You even loved my former “child” as your own.
And you have very quietly waited for me to be the bride (not the bridesmaid) as I have grown.
I think I may have inherited your tremendous “skills” to bake….
Alas, that is okay, because in the end, you’ve taught us SOOOO many things, but above all, even at the last minute, one can ALWAYS ORDER a cake!
Thank you to Sometimes Healthy Mother, the world’s most supportive, patient and kind mother. You’ve given Brother and me everything we needed since day 1 so that we could pursue our dreams and have the lives we always wanted. Wish we could be back in Omaha with you now but we promise to talk about you alll day! WE LOVE YOU!
HAPPY MOTHER DAY!!!!!!!