Dedicated to my momma
Happy Mothers day to the best mom in the world! Of course everyone is biased in thinking that their mom is the best but my mom really is. Can you believe that almost 20 years ago you were about to have me? For those who dont know i was born the day after Mothers Day. Pretty sweet gift huh? Mike said I should wrap myself in a big bow and pretend to be your present. Doesnt this sound like something i would do? :)
I'm so grateful to have such supportive parents. You came to every soccer, lacrosse and basketball game. You attended every dance recital and poms performance. You supported my desire to do absolutely everything. Looking back i was probably a pretty difficult kid. You've always said i was talented at everything i tried but without you driving me to and from everything, paying for everything and even coaching some of my teams i wouldnt have gotten anywhere. Whatever I wanted to do you were supportive. As a kid who did a sport every season (most of the time multiple sports at once) this was a pretty demanding schedule for you. As i've gotten older i've realized all you and dad have sacrificed for me and it means so much. I've always gotten to do what i want, all of us have. Its weird the things i know miss about you now, like everytime i wear and oxford shirt i go crap no one rolls the sleeves like you do? Stupid right i could ask anyone to roll them for me but i dont, if you cant no one can so i kinda do them myself and they look bad but oh well. I also miss you doing my hair. I havent had my hair french braided in like a year. My favorite way to wear my hair is with a braid in the front and a flower and i cant braid my own hair so i never get to wear it that way. I also miss your That 70s show laugh, or when you mimic my obnoxious laugh and i laugh harder and so do you. hahaha this happened all the time and by the end everyone would be laughing. Sadly out in Utah I havent really got into one of my obnoxious laughing fits. I also miss the smell of your perfume.
A couple of my favorite memories with you are:
-that one time we went to Marley Station Mall just you and I to get my prom dress and then we saw 17 Again in theaters just you and i. Everytime we got one on one time i loved it, especially when i was lucky enough to get it with you and dad, and every single time i would lean forward from the back seat and see "see this is what it would be like if i was an only child" and you and dad would laugh and usually point out that if you had had one kid it wouldnt be me. touche.
-youth conference. I dont even have to explain this because you know. That one time when the Eburg boys wanted to all drive with you and you were the coolest mom and they all loved you. Its funny how its always been that way. All of our friends have always loved you and dad. I even had friends (like jeff) writing you love notes haha. Everyone was always way jealous of my parents.
-my survivor birthday. I remember getting in the car and saying that i had an idea for my birthday. You ran with the idea and loved it. Every crazy plan or scheme ive had youve just gone with it. I'm definitely a little out there and when i get something in my head i have to go with it and you planned the best birthday ever. so creative. Even in coming out to Utah on such a whim when i came to you and said thats what i wanted to do with no notice, you were like well okay and made it happen in like a week. Sorry for being so impulsive...
-that soccer game where i made a bet with you that I'd score. And you knew I played sweeper and there was no way i would score and i was like ok mom lets make a bet, if i score i get uggs and i said it jokingly and you were like ok deal and i was shocked and then i was like ok well now i will and i score from behind half field and it sailed right under the bar. It was kinda beautiful and i looked at you and smiled and all the other moms were laughing at you. Surprisingly you kept making these sort of bets with me mom...
-when youd read harry potter and LOTR to nay and I and you would use voices and all three of us would cram in your bed and read them every night
-every sunday morning growing up my whole life, CMT was on. You would do my hair in front of all the country music videos and I would watch you put your makeup on or in the bathroom when you would spray 600 sprays of hairspray...no offense and you would say cover your eyes. That stuff got everywhere... I think my obsession with country music and widespan knowledge of it spans from that.
It's funny how much I am like you too mom. I definitely got how outgoing and social I am from you. I got your drive and ambition too. Basically all the good things from you. I honestly for the life cant think of the bas things. Probably because i got my stubborness from dad and lack of patience from well thats just me..I got your love for shopping, traveling and sports too. I'm sad to say i didnt get your green eyes...no offense dad, your naturally tan skin(since i have to work so hard at mine) or your height but hey at least i got your great hair right? Thats what i get the most compliments on anyway and we know how much i love my hair. so thanks mom! I also would like to say thanks for the fashion sense and extreme competetive nature. I dont think youll agree but i got my outspokeness and bluntness from you. You always speak your mind and we all know i do too. Its funny i've met a few people who say my mom doesnt even know me and i feel like youve always known me, sometimes even better than i've known myself. You always know/knew who i was crushing on, what i liked and so on. I'm glad weve always been close.
Mom i can easily say you are the most talented person i know. Even Heather and people from the ward call you the jack of all trades, you can do everything. I hope when i'm a mom i can too. You sew amazing! My Trek dresses were hands down the best. You cook and bake great. I remember you making awesome cakes every year on my birthday. They were such time consuming cakes too, i would hover around you as you did the icing for everyone. Even connors Nemo cake was great! When you have time your scrapbooks are perfect too.You sing amazing. Oh i got that from you too ;) I remember that one time when Brother Yarn leaned forward after hearing you sing and told you that they needed you in church choir. Honestly the list goes on. This isnt flattery mom, i know that gets me nowhere, its common knowledge.
You have ALWAYS put me first. Always. Looking back i feel kind of selfish. You and dad always thought of me or your other kids first. When i made the dance team i came home to the Disney bag and all those goodies. When i turned 18 i think it was? You decorated the car and put fun things in it. You were always surprising me and i absolutely love surprises. Since i've been living out here youve sent me 4 or 5 packages and cards to take care of me. At girls camp i would always go back to my cabin at night and there would be a little note and candies on my pillow. After every big accomplishment you and dad were there cheering me on. When I did the 50 mile Alonzo Stagg Hike you and dad met me at the end and did the last couple miles with me. I remember asking if we were almost there yet and you saying it was just around the corner and we rounded the corner and i had a fit that you lied to me haha. During the Black Saga competition you would go over and over the questions with me on notecards for weeks and weeks. Thanks to you though we got first place in our school. Just looking back you were always behind me. You and dad were always making me feel special and treating me like a princess with my birthdays every year...everything. I was kinda spoiled, actually i am spoiled. I bet you wish you didnt create such a little monster huh? Just kidding you know I've always been grateful. I feel like i could write 10 pages alone of how you put me first or made me feel special because you were thinking of me...
Being so far away is definitely hard especially for things like Thanksgiving and Mothers day, days that ive never missed with you before, but when i see texts from you when ive been working all day and havent had time to talk to you that say i love you cait, they make my day and i'm glad to know youre thinking of me. I love that i still talk to you almost every single day, and i wonder if i will ever not need to talk to you so much...prob not. Youre one of my best friends and im so grateful to have a mother like you, i love you! I just wanted to let everyone know what a great mom you are.
I've been listening to this song A TON out here and it always makes me think of you and miss you :)
Happy Mothers day!- click this link!
Sadly the video wouldnt upload...