Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sixty-three words for Mom'

Mom & Dad when they were dating.
They were high school sweethearts.
I didn't become The Luckiest Girl in the World by accident. My mom, SandiPaints , is a huge part of the reason I am that girl today. If I had access to every word in the English lexicon, they would fall desperately short of encapsulating the amazing woman that is my mother. She is the kindest, most thoughtful, genuine, loving, reliable, creative, positive, strongest person I know.

Mom and me
when we were very young.

That having been said, I'm going to give myself a limit of sixty-three words (for no particular reason whatsoever...nudge, nudge...wink, wink...) and give it a shot. It won't be enough, but a girl's gotta try, right?

Happy Birthday, Mom!  I love you.

Here's to you, Mom! Cheers!
You rock at your job!
Brilliant artist.
Strongest woman.
Defends family like a mother lion against all attackers.
I've seen it. I will never forget it! Ever.
Spent her twentieth anniversary in the hospital with me.
Wouldn't have been anywhere else.
Flew cross country with a cracked tailbone to be with Baby Sis as she birthed Baby Boy.
Wouldn't have missed it for the world.

Baby Sis, Baby Boy, and Grandma Sandi 
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  1. Those damn onions will get you every time...

  2. Well said as usual - making me tear up as usual ... love you!
    Happy Birthday Mom. You are the best for sure!

    1. Glad you liked it. There are never enough words for everything I want to say.
      Love you!

  3. Beautiful words for a wonderful lady!

    Amazed you could compress her amazingness into just 63 words.
    Great job!

    (And what a strange number to pick. Any reason for that? ;) )

    1. Thanks, Guap!
      That number just kind of popped into my head...yeah, that's the ticket!