My mom reads my blog (Hi Mama!). We were talking on the phone last night and I was mentioning about Aly being sick and she said "oh, I remember reading that on your blog." But when she says the word blog it comes out of her mouth like she isn't quite sure if that is the right word to use. How ever she says it the accent is always on the word blog, "I read that on your bbblllloggg." Oh boy she is going to hate me for making fun of her. But that is what I do, it is just a part of our relationship.
I feel really lucky to have such a great relationship with my mom. We are friends and I love hanging out with her. She is a great nana and loves to spend time with the girls. They live up in Seattle and since we live much closer to them now, versus us living in Sacramento, we are able to see both her and my dad (Poppops to the kids) much more often. They have even been thinking about moving to Portland next year after my dad retires.
My mom has gone back to school to take night classes in horticulture. Her true passion is gardening and she has done some design projects as well. Once my dad retires she would love to start her own landscape design business. I told her the sooner they move the sooner my garden can become a showplace for her talents. I do some gardening but it is nothing compared to my mom. I greatly admire that she is following her passion.
Thanks Mama for being a constant inspiration to me and the girls. I know that you wish that you would have followed your passions earlier but if anything I have learned from that. I want to show my girls that you can be a mama and follow your passions, find a path in life and do what you love. I am sorry that it took so long for you to finally be able to pursue your life long dream but you are doing it now and that is all that counts.
So Happy Mother's Day (just a week early), I love you Mama. - Heather