Thursday, September 23, 2010

Where Credit is Due


my mom, 3rd grade

I am really excited to do this post because I know my mom reads this blog every day.

Think about this. You are close to your mother during the formative years of your life, literally depending on her for your very existence. Then when you move away as an adult, you rarely see each other. This is what happened to me. I live hours from my mom, and even though we talk on the phone every day, we don't see each other very often. I imagine this has happened to quite a few of you too. My mom was in town the last few days, and when I was at work, she cleaned my entire apartment and did my laundry. I can't tell you how much I appreciate these simple gestures. It made me realize how much I do need her in my life, and not just for the tangible benefits of her helping me. There really is nothing like a mother's love in your life and I am so thankful for her. I can't wait for her visit next week.

On another note, isn't it fun to look at the "grown ups" in our life and see them as kids? My mom was one cute little girl.

24 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, cute picture! As a mom of small kids who are literally attached to my side, it's so sad to think of rarely seeing them! Sounds like you have a wonderful mother and a close relationship. I hope I have that with my daughter someday!

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  2. Aweh! I love the picture, and I totally understand that, when I go home to visit my step mom it's so nice! And when she comes here to visit, she does clean and organize and everything! (Maybe it's a motherly instinct?)

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  3. What a sweet post and how nice of your mother! It is so true that most of us had our mothers there for us growing up, right by our side, and now, as adults, we are far away...I am across the country, but she sends me the most amazing letters and article clippings and puts together goodies and packages for holidays and just because and I appreciate them so much! Have to love the little gestures that mothers do...they are the best! :)

    Liesl :)

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  4. You are SOOO right!! There is NOTHING like a mothers love!! It is the greatest thing in the world!! Great post! Oh and your Mom sure was a cutie pie! =)

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  5. What a sweet post. I'm getting anxious about moving far from my family so it's nice to see how the little things probably won't change.

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  6. Very cute! The first 2 years we were married we lived 4 hours away from our families and it was hard! I'm happy to be living in the same town as my parents again :)

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  7. Too cute, Marcie, she's too cute!:D

    Such a sweet post, I bet she'll be smiling while reading this.:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  8. Marcie, this is absolutely beautiful. It makes me miss my mom so much -- lucky, lucky me, I get to go home in three weeks! So excited.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  9. This is very sweet of you. Your Mom is beautiful! Makes me miss my mother. I wish she is here with me. One of these days I will send her an air ticket to visit me here! Thanks for posting this Marcie! =)

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  10. aw she totally was a cute girl!!! My mom and grandma live in another country now - it's definitely sad!

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  11. This is such a sweet post! Moms are fantastic... yours was such a little cutie! xo

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  12. Great post. Moms are so important in the lives of a child...and a blessing to the life of an adult. I have 2 adult kids and I love how our relationship has grown since they've become adults. My mom just turned 88 this week. I am lucky that I live just an hour away from her and can visit her each week. I can't imagine life without her!!

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  13. I couldn't agree more! My mom is my best friend and is a true inspiration to me.

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  14. AWW, what a sweet post! The best part is, is that it's not even mother's day! :D Moms are definitely some of the most special people in the world!!!

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  15. great post, Marcie!! I don't know what I'd do without my mom!

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  16. Your mom is adorable and you look just like her! I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes it makes me so sad that I don't live closer to my family. And every time my mom comes to visit me she cleans my apartment too! Haha, must be a mom thing. That's exciting that she's visiting you again next week. I'm spending this coming weekend in Pismo Beach with my family and I'm so excited to see them! There's something so easy and comfortable about having a weekend with the family.

    xo
    Valerie

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  17. you mom is so cute! cleaning your house and doing your laundry?! That is a huge guesture. I love my mom and condiser us very close but this she has never done. Wow. you are a lucky lucky daughter!

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  18. That is such a sweet post and your mom was such a cute little girl:) I love that smile:)
    I know the feeling...My mom lives a few countries away from me and we usually see eachother every few months...We do try to talk often...I miss her a lot:)
    Thank you for this amazing post...Hugs

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  19. I Love You, Marcie
    Thank you for a beautiful post

    MOM

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  20. Cute! Moms are the bomb.
    P.S. I tagged you in a post on my blog!

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  21. Awww, what a fantastic post!!! My mom reads my blog, too -- it's cute how they're proud of every little thing we do, even as grownups!

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  22. Marcie, This is such a wonderful, appreciative post! It is the little things. And this is a beautiful way to show her how much you appreciate her. Mom rock! And I love that pic of yours! so cute :)

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  23. This post made me so sad :( I live 2 hours flight away from my mum and I miss her so much. I love going to visit her and eating her food in particular. Even though I make things using her recipes, hers always tastes a little bit better :(

    x

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