Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

I'll be taking the advice of one of my oldest BFF's and limiting my Mother's Day celebration to just one glass of wine. Thanks Cassie, your advice is always sound, and I love you!

And thanks to all the great moms I am lucky enough to call my friends -- thanks for always being able to talk me off whatever ledge I'm on; thanks for listening when my kids won't; thanks for showing me by example the way to be a great mom; thanks for teaching me how to face hardship with grace and dignity. You guys know who you are, and I love each of you.

Last night I had the pleasure of being with some of the most extraordinary moms I know -- my cousins and my aunt. Their daughters are teens now, and I can only hope that my children are as socially graceful, well-spoken and polite when they are in their teens as these girls are.

And even though my mom doesn't know what a blog is, so will most likely never read this, I of course will mention her, the best mom I know. She showed me, throughout my whole life, what it is to be a remarkable woman. I want to grow up to be just like her.

So, I'm off to start drinking my wine, and I wish all these great moms a very Happy Mother's Day. I'm sure all of our husbands and children have already shopped for us, and will be presenting us with some beautiful new bauble tomorrow, after they let us sleep in and bring us breakfast in bed...or not.
Happy Mother's Day!

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