Friday, April 16, 2010

Family Friday - #1 Mom

Ever since I was little I was a mama's girl. I wanted nothing more than to be with my mom at all times, and why not, she was fun, she was energetic, she was silly/wacky and she always told me how much she loved me, plus she was the one who taught me how to "shop til' you drop"!!

My surprise b-day party at the skating rink. Ahhhh the 80's.

My mom has always been an example for me, someone I strived to be like. On top of being an involved mother, she was a go-getter, a very successful business woman, a great friend, a loving wife and knew how to throw the best parties.
At a sorority event

There were times growing up that I put my mom through hell. We are able to look back now and laugh at those times, but at the time she was truly worried about me and my well being. To top it off, I had an older sister that liked to push the envelope and was always up to something.
Spago in Beverly Hills

My mom has faced a lot of struggles throughout my life. And while some people may have crumbled from the pressure and/or heartache, my mom was strong enough to power through and be the wonderful person she had always been. Now that I have grown up and understand more of what she went through (one being my father being terminally ill for several months before passing away at the same time she was struggling with her own medical problems and recovering from a kidney transplant) I am amazed at how she was able to stay so strong all while raising two children.
Hot air balloon ride in Napa

I truly am blessed with having such a wonderful mother whom I have a great relationship with.
Christmas in Hawaii

Thanks mom for being who you are and putting up with me on a daily basis!!!


Nikki said...

awww this is so sweet:) your mom sounds like a beautiful amazing woman!!! I love my mum too, it makes me want to call her right now!!! :)

Jenn @ WestSacHoney said...

Aw that's a great post Jamie! Sounds like you have a great mom on your hands!

Chris said...

I loved this! Thanks for sharing :) It's great to see amazing strong women - there can never be too many!

Anonymous said...

You amaze me with your wisdom and love. I also believe your Mom is an inspiration to everyone who meets her. You are truly blessed to be her daughter.

Dianna said...

This is what every mother hopes and prays for. What a wonderful tribute to your mother. As a mother, I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes.

Kristin said...

I have the same kind of relationship with my Mom. I was a mama's girl from an infant on. She raised my sister and I all by herself and did an amazing job!

Mary St. Sure Bussard said...

Hi Jamie,

Your mom was the same way in high school - go-getter, energizer bunny, hottie, scholar, yes even wacky then! We all knew she would have a special life ahead of her because once she set her mind on something it was going to get done, no matter what. She's been a wonderful friend of mine through the years and she's helped me more than once through tough times. I love her alot. And Jamie,I adore you for doing this for your mom!

Iva said...

this is so sweet!!! what a lovely post for your amazing mama!! hope you are having a nice weekend!!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

What a sweet post!! What sorority were you in?! I was an AOII :)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Such sweet pics of you and your mama!

OceanDreams said...

Your mom sounds like an incredible woman and how lovely that you have such a great relationship with her! I love my mom too, can't wait until I see her this weekend.