A Premature Mother’s Day Post

My sister is graduating from graduate school this weekend. In Tampa, Florida. She’s graduating with her Master’s in Public Health…or something like that. She wants to work with people who have AIDS. She’s going to change the world. What does this have to do with Mother’s Day?

Well, my mother, being the good mother she is, is going to Tampa to watch my older sister graduate. She’ll be spending Mother’s Day (morning) in sunny Florida, then flying home. I’ll get to see her for a little while in the afternoon (hopefully) on their way home from the airport. I figured I ought to post this up now, though, rather than run the risk of her never seeing it.

I love my mama. Here’s a list of just some of the reasons I love my mama:

  • When we’re near each other and I don’t feel good, she rubs my head to make me feel better.
  • She thinks I’m adorable.
  • She cooks. She cooks all of my favorite comfort foods…including “Mama’s chicken noodles.”
  • Even when she’s stressed out and exhausted, she finds time to be there for me.
  • She buys me adorable knockoff cowgirl boots that she finds on sale at K-Mart for $3.74.
  • She whole-heartedly supports my weird fascination and obsession with agriculture.
  • She calls me “Kelly Girl” and brags about me to her co-workers.
  • Her laugh is dorky and infectious.
  • She brought four children into this world and managed to raise them all to be pretty okay adults.
  • She lets me cry on the phone to her after a hard day.
  • She believes in me.
  • Her hands always feel incredibly soft and smooth.
  • She once high-fived me for making a snarky comeback at my sister…who usual has the upper-hand against me in a battle of wits.
  • She’s managed to hold our family together through some of the most unimaginably difficult situations. From financial struggles to the death of my father to difference of opinions, Mama has always been our glue. Our cement.
  • She’s adorable.
  • She likes to fish. She even baits her own hooks.
  • She gave me the “easily amused” gene.
  • Have I mentioned her chicken noodles?
  • She gives the best advice I could ask for.
  • She always seems to know just when to step in and help…but also when to give breathing room and space to make mistakes.
  • She’s my mama.

To sum it up…my mama is pretty amazing. She’s strong, brave, charming, endearing, unique, and nurturing. She’s one of the major factors in my ability to keep on keepin’ on, even when things seem unmanageable and out of control. She’s the one who tells me to do what I love. She’s the one who tells me to work in agriculture, if it makes me happy.

So, to all of the mothers out there, past, present, and future, happy Mother’s Day. Don’t you all wish you were so lucky to have a kid blog about you?


16 thoughts on “A Premature Mother’s Day Post

  1. I have to say I have only known your mom a short time but I can totally see all these great qualities in her. This is awesome and I love to read your blog. Can’t wait to meet you in person. We will try our darndest to take the best care of Chewie this weekend! Have a nice weekend!

    • Stacey and Jeff,

      Thanks so much for reading my blog and commenting! I know our dog is in good hands with you guys this weekend. You guys have been fantastic neighbors to Ma and Bub, thank you so much for everything. I do hope to eventually meet you someday. It was fun “helping” Jeff on the tractor the day we met. Best wishes!

  2. Wow, your mom is almost as good as mine! Course, I am a little biased. Moms are truly amazing people. They sure do a good job is shaping us into the people we become.

    • Thank you kindly, sir! Yes, my mom is pretty fantastic. I’m sure your mom is fantastic as well! I agree, mothers are amazing people. They do so much for us. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts.

  3. Very sweet post. I love my mommy just like that too! I think your blog is just fine and if you continue to be yourself that will be the best success and the next level you are seeking will arrive naturally.

  4. ok…now that there are tears in the eyes & the screen is fuzzy…I just have to say what an amazing young lady you are Kelly!!! Yes your Mom is a tremendous woman … the proof is in the 4 fantastic children we are blessed to know. Keep up the good work Kelly!

  5. What a sweet kid you are Kelly your mom is so lucky to have you as a daughter.She has done a great job in raising all of you and it shows,and you are very special to her too you are one amazing girl.Enjoy time you get to be spend her this weekend I know she will.

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