Uncategorized

Happy Mother’s Day Mom

Dear Mom,

Since I am completely swamped in work for finals week, I wanted to take a moment a recognize you and how much you mean to me!  Of course, I wish I could come home and spend the day with you, but Mother’s Day is inconveniently the weekend before finals week.

I want to thank you for always being an amazing role model for me.  You are the hardest working woman that I know and you have taught me the importance of    hard work and the value of doing everything to the best of my ability.

Thank you for finding the energy to cook a [delicious] dinner after a long day of work almost every day for all 21 years of my life.  You have shown me the benefit of cooking at home and you have instilled in me a passion for trying new recipes and have made me eager to cook for myself, even after a long day.  Along with that, thank you for introducing me to a variety of foods.  I think my willingness to eat just about anything can be attributed to your cooking experiments in Chinese, Thai, Indian, Cuban (and more).  I hope you’ll continue to teach me how to make all the recipes that I love and the recipes that Abuela taught you.

Thank you for always being honest, but also caring, nurturing and supportive, as well.  Your support has helped guide me to certain decisions and I don’t know that I could have done that without you there.35153_1419873065029_7485494_n

Thank you for realizing the value of exposing Leland and me to new things from a very young age and for encouraging us to take advantage of opportunities that came our way.  I honestly think Leland and I tried every extracurricular activity out there and although we kicked and screamed, thank you for pushing us (okay, making us) stick to the things we started.  We may have quit just about everything that we did, but we have since found things that we are passionate about and that can be attributed to the discipline and experience that we gained from all of those after school activities.  (soccer, baseball, softball, swimming, gymnastics, dance, soccer, lacrosse, track, art, Hebrew school, science camp, 4H… the list goes on and on!)  (and thank you to dad, for taking us to all of those activities!)photo(2)

27179_1324488520475_3842691_n

Thank you for introducing us to the world from such a young age and for seeing the value in visiting other countries and states.  Sorry I ruined the Puerto Rico vacation when I was two; I hope you have since forgiven me.  Thank you for taking us on many of your business trips because you knew it meant we could see a new place.  Thank you for planning fun, exciting, adventurous and educational vacations in new places.  Maybe one day we will take that three-day train ride…

380018_2494339726024_339026862_n

California

27179_1324504160866_180946_n

U.S Virgin Islands

14343_1212914971206_3586771_n

Puerto Rico

405263_2494370286788_1859861028_n

California

402057_2496080889552_1858918603_n

New York

150941_4329347600074_397830741_n

Trinidad, Cuba

580973_3663309549539_1459924679_n

Cape Cod

321428_4329247757578_500104926_n

Cuba

Thank you for having a passion for exercise and health.  I think watching you walk around the track at EP was what sparked my interest in jogging a lap or two here and there, and look what that lap or two has become!  I have since developed a passion for health and helping people establish a healthy lifestyle.

405421_3663326229956_619789717_n

Hiking in Cape Cod

Thank you for being Super Woman when it comes to taking care of not only us, but also your family.  You are not only the glue that holds our household together, but you are, and have been the person that makes life easier for Abuela, your sisters and Pepe.  You have used your health and ability to be there to take care of everyone else.  Abuela lived a long and full life only because of what you did for her.  I don’t know any other 96 (or was it 97) year old that goes to the beach and then wants to stay up all hours of the night, going up and down the boardwalk.  Her happiness and experiences would not have been possible without your strength.

133_1009379642950_3390_nphoto

408461_4329243037460_1261973576_n

536898_4329294438745_1709538856_n537196_4329359760378_1434427401_n356_1040222133993_2986_n36697_1393394043070_5240511_n528512_3663305869447_1956698503_nThank you for putting up with us ( I guess you don’t really have much of a choice…) and thank you for worrying too much.  On the other hand, thank you for giving us space to spread our wings and find our way, while still keeping open arms and an open door if we ever want to come back home.

406185_3663316349709_239723317_n

If this doesn’t already convey it, THANK YOU for everything that you do for us.  Thank you for being an amazing mom.

I’ll bring you breakfast in bed next weekend.

Here are some flowers for you:

photo(3)

I love you.

Tamara

Advertisements

One thought on “Happy Mother’s Day Mom

  1. Pingback: Happy Father’s Day, Dad! | Peaches and Peanuts

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s