Today is quite possibly the most special day of the whole entire year. It’s the day we set aside to celebrate and honor the women that have loved us at our worst, raised us to be our best, and have been by our side every step of the way. So today, instead of a normal weekend round up, I want to dedicated this post to my Mom… the most amazing woman on the planet. (Because any other day, she would be mad if I spent an entire post bragging about her.)
You know that saying “Home is where your mom is”? That is the only saying that I think is fitting for my mom. No matter where I am in the world, just a quick call can make me feel like I’m home. She makes me smile when I’m sad, she is one of my absolute favorite people to hang out with, and there is no person in this world I would rather snuggle up on the couch with all day to eat cookies and watch Hallmark movies. She knows me better than I know myself… and she just gets me.
My entire life, my mom has always put me first. She is the most selfless and beautiful woman I know. I wouldn’t be half the person I am today if it weren’t for her. She is strong and she is smart, and most of all she is kind. She is one of the sweetest people you would ever meet. And she inspires me to be a better person daily.
I’m beyond blessed to have grown up with her by my side.
I love you Mama!! Happy Mother’s Day!!!
And what would a Mother’s Day post be without mentioning the other incredible women I have in my life?!
I was blessed with the two greatest grandmas of all time. They have always supported me and loved me and made me feel like the luckiest grand daughter alive.
My Grandma Patsy is so sweet and so thoughtful. (It’s totally where my mom gets it from!) For example. Every year, until I turned 18, she put birthday wishes and holiday wishes for me in the local paper. She made the cutest little rhymes and would put them in with my picture. And do you know what else she did? She cut each and every single one out, and added them to books of pictures she kept of me. (She’s done this for all her Grandkids! No Joke!) And once I was old enough to appreciate them, she gave them to me. These books are some of my most treasured possessions. They are filled with wonderful memories of growing up at Grandmas. Also she always sends me back to Detroit with delicious homemade treats. She makes the best Apple Slices / Cherry Slices on the planet.
My Grandma Rosie (who I can proudly say I get my middle name from) might be the coolest Grandma ever. Some of my favorite memories are the ones we spend sitting around the campfire, drinking wine. She is fierce and funny and one of the best people you will ever meet. She’s the kind of person who always has someone stopping by, because you just want to be around her. When I was young, I didn’t see my Dad’s parents as much because they lived further away from us. But a few years ago, they bought a house in town and live less than a mile from all their kids. I’m so thankful they did, because now, their house is filled with all of us every weekend, just having family dinner. And everyone knows that family dinners at Grandma’s are the best. (Seriously. She’s an incredible cook!)
And of course… all of my beautiful Aunts. My Aunt Amy, Aunt Lori, Aunt Tammy, Aunt Lindsay, and Aunt Michelle are the best. Not only are they incredible mothers to their own children, but they are some of the strongest women you will ever meet. I’m so thankful that they are in my life.
When I married Trev, I was beyond blessed to have three more wonderful women enter my life.
My mother-in-law, Tina is great. She is the kind of person that doesn’t take crap from anyone. (I always wish I could be a little bit more like her!) She is smart and she is funny, and always the life of the party. She is tough enough to ride a Harley (how bad ass is that?) yet sweet enough to be a caring and wonderful nurse. From the first day I met her, she has always treated me like a part of her family. I’m lucky to have a second mom in her.
The minute I met both of Trev’s Grandmas, I loved them. They are SO SWEET and so cute. Glendora (on the right) just turned 90 last year! She has so much wisdom and so many great stories. Whenever we visit, she shows us books she kept of her life and Trev’s life. They are so cool to look through. Junelle (on the left) is just about the sweetest lady you’ll ever meet. I had the pleasure of driving her from the airport in Grand Rapids to visit Trev and his family in Blissfield once. On that two hour drive, we had the best time! I don’t think I ever laughed so hard as when I made a wrong turn into a dirt road drive way, that we thought was a backroad. We sat there for a solid 5 minutes SHOCKED they got rid of the road and made it a dead end. (Only to realize we were sitting in someones driveway.) I still laugh so hard every time we pass that driveway!
And now, for all you Momma’s out there reading this, I hope you have the best day ever. I hope you feel loved and cherished, and know just how much every person in your life appreciates you. And I also hope you got breakfast in bed 🙂
I’m back tomorrow with a little Life Lately post… since you know, I’ve been MIA for a few days.
Have a wonderful Mother’s Day everyone!
P.S… Guys this post was supposed to go up on Sunday but I accidentally posted late Saturday night. Oops! But I hope you’re reading this on Mother’s Day, the day it was meant to go live! ❤️