Sunday, May 13, 2012

día de las madres.


so i know i've been virtually non-existant around these parts as of late 
(i have good excuses; i promise),
but the whole premise of blog-ownership merits a few mushy posts now and then, right?

so i just want to take a few minutes and talk about this amazing woman:
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i feel so, so lucky to have such a wonderful mother,
a mother that i get along so well with.
a mother who sacrifices so much for her family,
who is an example of strength and perseverance,
and who helps me be a better person.

i am grateful every day for her influence in my life.
i honestly do not know how i'd live without her advice and support, 
and i do know that i would be awfully lonely without her friendship.

she has supported me through a whirlwind past few years:
through the hardships of multiple chronic illnesses,
to the emotional stresses of college life, 
to the happy moments of success.

i love how hardworking and caring she is,
and how she makes conscious, consistent efforts to better herself.

i really look up to my mom and am so sad i can't be with her today.
but i thought i'd share some of her all-time favorite photos, to make up for it!

every time we go on a trip, 
bennett and i take a goofy photo or two (which honestly, are always quite embarrassing),
and my mom always falls in love with one.
so i give you, mom, a compilation of some of your favorite photos from across the globe...

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edinburgh, scotland 2007 (we look like such babies!).

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füssen, germany 2009 (scary faces, slightly alarming...).

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arenal, costa rica 2010 (on a rainforest hike with an apple banana!).

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lake como, italy 2011 (italian watermelon after a swim...).

no matter where in the world we are, madre, we love you!
thanks for all that you do.

3 comments:

stacey Gleave said...

thanks for the tribute! those pictures make me smile every time! you are such a sweet daughter!

xoxo
mom

acorkin said...

So sweet! I love your mom too!

Lauren & Dan said...

anna you and your mom are adorable! I miss you both!