This is my mom and I a few years ago. Ok, a lot of years ago, but we still sit like that when we're together. Ok we don't. But isn't she cute? Do you ever look at old pictures of your mom and wish she had saved some of her clothes? I totally think I could pull off that shirt. The hair? Not so much.
Today is her birthday.
My mom and I have always had a really solid relationship. I can't ever think of a time when we didn't get along. Most girls go through a phase that includes fighting with their mother. I don't really have memories of such a phase. Not even in junior high...though I'm sure we didn't always agree about skirt length.
My mom really is fantastic. And I have such a deeper love and appreciation for her after becoming a mother myself. I'm sure I put my mother through much of the same trouble I deal with with my own crazies. She taught me a lot of things over the years but the thing that sticks out the most is her joy in womanhood.
This is at girls camp...hence the really cute outfits. She was the Stake Young Women's president through most of my high school years. We had just finished performing "I Enjoy Being a Girl" at the camp talent show.
And because I really like to embarrass people with my flashbacks, I have to include this. I'm not sure if you (mom) even knew this picture existed, but every time I run across it I laugh my head off. It was taken on a really windy day in Hawaii. She's hardly even recognizable.
In her defense, this is what she really looks like.
She really is pretty cute, huh?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!