Friday, May 08, 2009
Every time I turn on the TV this week there are commercials about moms. In the mall: helpful signs with ideas of what to get your mom. The grocery store? Mom. Newspaper? Mom. Internet? Mom. Inbox of my email? Mom.
I was lucky that I had a mom who cooked dinner for me every night when I was growing up, she took picture-taking adventure days with me, we emailed while I was in college every day, we hiked together, shared recipes together, talked every day about our what was going on in our lives.... My mom was so great.
I miss my mom, and some days I still cry, but this weekend, the weekend that's to remind people about your moms? It was never for me. I know that I always appreciated my mom. She was amazing and I knew it.
So please, if you have a mom, realize what a gift that is. Remember to tell your mom every day of the year that you appreciate all that she's done for you.
I'm Amanda. I'm an engineer in an industry full of men, a professional wedding and family portrait photographer, a firefighter's wife, a traveler, and a dogMa.