Friday, December 08, 2006

An ode to my Mom


Here is the picture I had on our Christmas card/birth announcment. I would have posted it but Vinay doesn't like me putting our last name on the internet.
It said "Our Christmas present came early" and then Olivia's birth date and the date she came home.


Thanks to everyone for all the nice comments about my Mom. Yes she is beautiful, but she is shy about taking pictures.Becoming a mother myself has really made me appreciate my Mother all the more. She was a single mom, and in 1974, that was not the norm. She had the courage to have me on her own, and build her life around me. She had to be strong enough to be both my father and mother. She has been my biggest supporter, especially throughout the adoption. Now when I'm taking care of Olivia, I think how did she do this on her own. I think about how scared she must have been, and how hard she worked to support us. And she did it all with the best sense of humor and the most relaxed attitude. Now I get to see another side of her as a grandma. The soft side, that only grandmas have. Now we are so lucky to have Liv, and share the girl bond that my Mom and I have.
Happy weekend everyone!!!!!!!!!

8 comments:

Kim said...

What a cute picture. Just the other day I asked my DH how single mom's do it. I can't imagine doing this without his support. Women like your mom deserve all the medals and spa treatments that there are out there.

The McKenzie Crew said...

Thanks for sharing that - My oldest daughter and I have that bond - we weathered some tough stuff together and we have the coolest friendship - she is at college and leaves me comments on the blog!She will be 21 in Jan and I can hardly believe it!

Liv is a real doll!


Julia:)

Anonymous said...

hey nik...

you are really lucky to have such a fantastic mother. and now you have a great daughter to complete your wonderful family:)
love,
jamie

Alleen said...

What an adorable picture!!!

And a nice tribute to your mom.

ginger said...

That picture is so adorable!!! What a great Christmas gift.

Holly G. said...

Olivia is so happy in all of her pictures, you are a lucky Mommy.

Your Mom sounds like a wonderful lady.

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