Sunday, May 08, 2011

To My Mom

My mummy in the 70's in Chicago
Happy Mother's Day to my beautiful mother.  

She moved to the US from England when she was nineteen.  Nineteen.  Alone...in the days before cell phones, before internet...in the days when going abroad meant you were really going to some place far away.  

She came from a little place called Blackpool - and in those days, there weren't many choices for a woman.  So - instead of doing what most everyone else was doing, instead of taking the path of least resistance and getting married, settling down and having children, she flew with arms wide open to the land of opportunity. 
Mummy and me circa 1979
She is the most amazing woman I know.  She is the kind of woman who can make you feel like she woke up that morning just to see you...she is the kind of woman who's laugh is loud and contagious...she is the kind of woman who will start a dance floor any time, every time...she is real, she is genuine, she is 100% true...she is caring and kind and selfless...she is the kind of woman who you wish you had as a friend.

She starts every day with a smile, she walks with a spring in her step, she's a heck of a lot of fun and she still - for the love of God - has the body of a 25 year old.  

And she is my mom.
Mum and Dad started us on boats early!
I am so thankful and so lucky to call her mine.

I love you mom.  Thank you - always - for your unconditional love and support throughout the past thirty-two years.  But most importantly, thank you for instilling in me the importance of following dreams and giving me the strength to venture to horizons unknown.

I love you so much!

Love,
Brittany

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Quit simply the most beautiful words I've read in a long time.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely tribute to your Mom! She is Beautiful & is modeling empowerment that is inspiring! I am trying to eat my cereal but it is tough through the blur of tears your post evoked : o)

Willa said...

What a lovely tribute to your mother! Your words were "spot on." She is one in a million and you are so fortunate to call her "mom." Cherish her!

Anonymous said...

...agree, very touching...

Chels-pup said...

AWWW, Momma told me that this made her cry (happy tears) this morning, and I understand why! Beautiful depiction of our wonderful mother. We have had the best mentor/teacher by our sides our whole lives. and the best part is, she loves US right back, just the way we are. Goodness. How does one process that kind of luck!?!
i wish i could be with both of you fantastic women. my two favorite wild and crazy, beautiful ladies.
love you!

Laura and Hans said...

Your mother sounds like an amazing woman, and I think you're both lucky to have each other!

Lisa Hanneman said...

All so very true... And great photos.

rob said...

What a beautifull tribute to a well deserving mum! Eh up lass!:o))

Stacey said...

Wow Brittany, I can't believe how much you and your mother look alike. At least you know you got some good genes, and are going to continue to look fantastic as you get older.

Mid-Life Cruising! said...

Now I see where you get your sense of adventure and great looks! Your mom sounds like a wonderful person.

Sue schroeder said...

Gosh Brittany, Paul and I have known your mom and dad from years back and this so right on. It's one of the nicest tributes and so appropriate-----bloody hell, it almost made me cry!

Lina said...

Just beautiful! she is pretty amazing!

Anonymous said...

Britt, I just saw this post! How did I miss that one? Beautifully written as usual those sailboat days were precious!

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