i [love] my mom

i fully admit that i am a bad daughter. my mom's birthday was on tuesday and i didn't even send her a card (can you believe?!). but, birthday or not, she is a great lady, and thus deserves the acknowledgment of the world (or at least the blogging world...)

"My mom is a never-ending song
in my heart of comfort, happiness and being.
I may sometimes forget the words,
but I always remember the tune."

-graycie harmon
I don't quite know how she does it, but somehow my mom teaches 50 piano students, works a second job, writes to her missionaries weekly, sends packages to her homesick daughter (thats me), serves in 2 callings, and exercises every single day.
She scrapbooks, gardens, loves her kitty, but most of all loves her family. and takes dang good care of them too. Despite her hectic life, she will drop anything to help one of us, even if its just to chat.

Also, she's a pretty good racquetball player. Ask my dad about the time she broke his nose and gave him two black eyes.

love you, mom!


susette said...

You precious, sweet daughter of mine. I love you with all my heart ♥ Thanks for the tender words. As usual it brought tears to my eyes. You are the greatest daughter a mother could ever have. I'm the most fortunate, luckiest momma in the whole wide world.

Doran & Jody said...

She SO needs to move closer to me so we can play raquetball!!!!
And you forgot....she spends lots of time texting her friends. Like me. I should know. Thanks for sharing your mom!!!

Whitney said...

Happy birthday to your madre! Cute post, you're mom is pretty awesome! And I love the picture of you two!

Launi said...

You're a good daughter Kali. And you're right too--you're momma is all that stuff. She is so on the ball and exactly who I'd like to be when I grow up. You are both very lucky to have each other!

LyndiLou said...

How sweet are you!!! :) I love your Mom too!!! Thanks for sharing this!!!

ari said...

That was very nice Kali. Your mom is awesome, she wears me out just hearing and seeing all of the things she accomplishes in a day. She puts me to shame. It's fun to follow your blog. Arlene B.