Monday, May 09, 2005

Good on ya Mum!

So many Mother’s Days spent up at school studying for finals…
How special to finally spend one with her, here in this beautiful place.

I’m having a hard time saying something that’s not incredibly clichéd

She deserves better
She does not dwell in clichés, stereotypes, or generalizations
She doesn’t exist in any one place

She isn’t even the woman I left back in January

Old paintings of farm cats gazing out windows have been replaced with modern art for the “gallery wall”

She is my fortress of what’s real

My mother isn’t afraid to say, I can do better.

When so many people fake their way through, pretending to understand because they’re terrified people will discover they might not know everything…She is the one that asks questions and has the courage to admit when she doesn’t understand

She is the eternal student
Determined to learn from her mistakes, set goals and strive to be more than she is at the present moment

And she does it all with the innate understanding that the better she is, the better those around her will be

A part of her legacy, one of the many gifts she gives this world

Self-improvement is contagious
And her state of flux forces me to constantly re-evaluate who I am and push myself farther

From her I have learned
That growing up isn’t a destination, it is a journey
And that I am never a finished product

“One day, you’re going to be just like your mother.”

I should be so lucky.


At 6:48 AM, Blogger Amy Boyd said...

Well said! I think the greatest quality about Rob, he never judges people no matter what the situation. I tell him he gets that from his mom. Hope you had a great weekend. Sorry about the late call... that was me doing the math!! I should have just looked at your blog?

At 2:34 PM, Blogger Praying4You said...

Wow!!! What a beautiful entry. You have such an incredible way with words --- especially when they're about me. I love every one of them (The words that is). Your "ode" to mom gives me an awful lot to live up to. Thank you my dearest youngest. I love you and miss seeing you everyday!


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