Posted by: annabanana210 | November 18, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Mom

Today is my mother’s birthday.  She is truly a remarkable being, and yes, I am extremely biased. So much of what I do and who I am comes from her.

My mother showed me how to change a diaper, she read me countless stories.  She even wrote a tune to accompany a song that my sister and I still know!  When I was in high school and we didn’t really “care” for each other, she used to slow the car down to a roll so I could jump out and then she’d speed down Selma, anxious to have the beast out of her car! Then later in the afternoon, when she picked me up, she’d make me jog along side the car before letting me in–in front of EVERYONE! All of my friends love her and most people are better able to understand me better after meeting her.

Even though I sucked, she went to all of my Cross Country meets and every piano lesson.  To this day, no one can wash my hair the way that she does.  She showed me how to make meatloaf, macaroni and cheese (baked), apple butter, pizza and countless other things, but she won’t show me how to make the fried apples she makes for breakfast.

When I was younger, she smoked, but I don’t ever remember her smelling like smoke.  Nope, my Momma always smelled like Anne Klein or Gloria Vanderbilt in the early days.  As I got older she smelled like Sun Moon Stars or DKNY Be Delicious.  She’s under the impression that Chance by Chanel is her “scent for life”, but her actual scent is something that can’t be bottled or sold.  It’s as distinctive as the sound of her jingling her keys, beautiful as her voice singing with her sister, and as underrated as her cold hugs and kisses that warm you up all over.

She is one of only two reasons I ever wanted to have kids.

So I could be a “cool Mom”–like her.


  1. what wonderful memories! and it sounds like there are plenty more to be made! i hope that she is able to read this and know just how important she is to you and everyone she meets!

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