Friday, May 7, 2010

Hey Mama!


You may be getting a good chuckle from the photo above :) but it's a definite favorite of mine. And in honor of this year's Mother's Day I thought I would write a little tribute to my own fantastic mother! My mom was 23 when I was born so to me she always seemed like a cool hip mom. I remember watching her dress for dinner dates with my dad or parties with friends. She always wore fun bright colors, lots of jewelry and great shoes. (I always wanted to wear this one outfit - a gold studded black pant and jacket set - my favorite!) Those memories are still part of when I get ready now. While buying a new dress or a fab pair of heels is always great - I love throwing on old costume jewelry or piling on bangles that remind me of my fashionable mother. But one of my favorite parts of fashion growing up was when I got a new outfit that matched hers! She would buy cute dresses for her and little shorts outfits for me in the same fabric. And even though some may think matching outfits are hilarious - I loved that I could look just like my mom. One of our favorite things to do together was shopping. I loved when I had a special event and she would take me to every store until I found the perfect outfit. She even bought me special nail polish for my first date. :) Shopping is something that we will still do together though now my favorite part of it is helping her look for outfits. I love that now my mom is taking my advice about clothes and jewelry. Funny how the tables can turn...

But I gained a lot more from my mom than just being fashionable or my curly hair - she always taught me to be true to myself, be honest with people and how to be strong, confident and independent. (Ummm check out my posing above - if that isn't confidence, I don't know what is!) She has overcome so many obstacles during her life and she is an inspiration to me. Although she has always been my mom - she's also been my best friend. I have learned so many things from her and I hope that I can only be one tenth of the amazing woman that she is. I know how lucky I am to have both my parents and to be so close with both of them. I'm grateful for those bonds and I wouldn't trade it for the world. 

So Mom, even though I won't be seeing you on Sunday I hope you know I am sending you all my love!!! :)  Make sure you call your moms this weekend and tell them how much you appreciate and love them. Hearing those words probably means more to her than you'll know. Have a great weekend!

2 comments:

  1. Great post, Nikki. You've got a great mom who adores you. I'm glad you gave her a shout out! Oh, and great picture too--I love your hand on your hip! CHristen

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  2. I cried while reading this. I know your mom too and agree with you on every level. She teaches even us "seasoned" women ways to live and give. Looks like you are off to a magnificent start of achieving the same.
    Pat

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