November 14, 2011

day 14: my momma

opening a card from my mom
Today I am thankful for the other half of the dynamic duo known as my mom.  My momma has been my biggest fan in everything I do but is also always there to help me be better.  

She taught me how to sew.  I don't remember one particular day of learning, but more a combination of just watching her create for years and absorbing it.  I'm very much a learn on my own type, but I knew I could always go ask for her expert advice at any time.  I would say this is the biggest skill I've gained from my mom.  I love that she made my prom dresses and customized my wedding dress to be exactly what I wanted.  She also made her dress above.

Another obvious gain from my mom would be my looks.  When I was younger everyone used to call me a little Mollie and I think anyone from her hometown could take one look at me and know where I come from.  I inherited her freckles, blue eyes, sway back, and red tinted hair.  I'm very excited to know that my mom is almost 55 in that picture above and that is her natural hair color and smooth skin.  Looking like a teenager now can be bothersome but it will be awesome when I'm older!

I gained my mom's logic, sarcasm, organizational skills, will, and stubbornness.  All these combined have made a strong woman, and I'm so very thankful that I had her as my female role-model in life.

I'm blessed to have a mom who trusts my opinions in life.  I get to help her with decorating decisions around the house and I know she respects my eye and taste.

I love my mother more than a post could possibly encompass, but I hope this gave a good idea :)

1 comment:

  1. and I'm so blessed to have you as my daughter!! I've greatly enjoyed watching you grow into the fantastic young woman you are today and can't wait to see what the future holds for you!! Love you, Momma