Sunday, May 14, 2006

Dear Mom...


For the Saturday mornings when we'd go shopping, just the 2 of us, and end up at BJ's pantry for waffles. I'd have creme soda and you'd have coffee. I loved those times when I had you all to myself...

For the time you spent with me, teaching me the secrets and joys of sewing...

For making supper for us, night after night, without complaining even though you must have been tired after work, and for not flipping out when you heard "What's for supper?" for the millionth time...

For making me the green satin dress I wanted for my Matric Farewell dance when you realised how badly I wanted it, even though it was a frivolous expense we could probably have done without at the time...

For making piles of tuna mayonnaise snackwiches for us and all the friends who always seemed to gravitate to our house over weekends and after school...

For being the kind of mother our friends called "Mom"...

For listening to my heart when I came home that night and told you, "I've met a guy", even though you were cross with me for being so late because I hadn't packed for my trip to Jo'burg...

For encouraging me to move overseas and make a life for myself even though it meant leaving you...

For sending a tin of home-baked crunchies to us halfway across the world...

For taking care of us through what must have been the hardest time of your life, for showing us the good in the world, and for loving us no matter what...


***THANK YOU***

You are everything a mother could be, and more.

Happy Mother's Day!

I love you.

11 comments:

anne said...

For being the kind of mother our friends called "Mom"
Well, then... Happy Mother's Day, Mom. ;)

beadinggalinMS said...

Happy Mother's Day Terri! :)
xoxoxoxo

Lori said...

Terri that was beautiful. ;)
I hope you had a glorious day.

Jeff said...

Very nice. Happy Mother's Day, Terri! :)

-Ann said...

That's so sweet. I hope my mom doesn't see it. :) You're a better kid than I. I use the "uh, Mother's Day is a different day in this country" and let my brothers field the flowers.

Spookie the Warrior said...

A beautiful tribute Terri. Happy mothers day to you too!! {{HUGS}}

Reluctant Nomad said...

What a lovely tribute! I hope you had a good Mother's Day too?

Did Ireland also celebrate it yesterday like most of the rest of the world but unlike the UK where it was celebrated a few weeks ago?

Mom said...

Thank you so much for the "bouquet" of words. I have been truly blessed with my 3 beautiful daughters and the lovely memories which we share. Your words brought back some more memories tucked away in the recesses of my mind. I am really very proud of you and your talented writing. Love you lots, Mom

angel said...

beautiful terri! looks like we're both very blessed in the mom department!

eKapa said...

a belated happy mother's day to you! may all your days be special.

Terri said...

anne - aaaw! :)

beads - You too Babe!

lori - Thanks, had a great day :)

jeff - You too. Oh wait, maybe not lol!

-ann - Sneaky, very sneaky ;)

spookie - beautiful tribute to a beautiful mom :)

nomad - Yep, mother's day was in March here in Ireland. I planned ahead this year and bought a card then, and kept it to send off for SA's mother's day and lo and behold, I almost forgot to send it! It should be there sometime this week. Any idea why it's celebrated on 2 different days? Sounds like a question for Google, eh?

Mom - {{glows under praise}} :D

angel - certainly seems that way

ekapa - thanks Dude!