Thanks, Mom.

by Eden on May 13, 2012

I’1ve written so much about my dad these past few weeks that you’d think my dad is a quintessential attention whore.

But he’s doesn’t have a blog or twitter account so he can’t be that much of an attention whore.

Today is not about my dad, or food, or how people need to stop taking pictures of coffee on instagram.

Today is Mother’s Day.

I’m sure most of you are out there out to brunch with your mama.

Or maybe she lives a little far so you send her an ecard or dare I say it, a snail-mail hallmark card.

Unfourtenatly, I can’t do that.

As my dad’s living his final days, I’ve actually been thinking a lot about my mother. I miss her more than ever before and I’m finding myself spending time with her old friends, sharing memories about her.

My mom's first wedding in 1970 (not to my dad)

So in memory of my mother, I’ve decided to write her a thank you card:

Hey mom,

This “Thank You” card is long overdue. But I figure wherever you are, you can read this.

Thank you.

Thank you for marrying dad.

Thanks for letting me crash you're wedding. Even though I was a "bastard".

Thank you for enduring all the pain when you gave birth to me (even though word on the street is that you were not shy to ask for drugs and I totally solute you on that).

Thank you for letting me dye my hair in 5th grade when all the other mothers were giving you the stink eye for letting me do it. You were the “cool” mom and they had sticks up their asses.

Me with my highlighted hair

Thanks for feeding me fresh fruits and vegetables along with Big Macs and Cadbury creme eggs (in other words thanks for giving me freedom to eat what I wanted).

Mmmmmm....HFCS!!!!

Thanks for talking to me in other languages besides English.

"Oui", that is my underwear. Granny panties but I suppose better than comando?

Thanks for not always being perfect (even though I really wish you smoked less pot sometimes).

Thanks for sending me care-packages at sleepaway camp that looks like you raided the CVS candy aisle.

Thank you for telling me I was the most beautiful girl in the world, even if it was a lie.

Ok, half lie. I'm not that bad.

Thank you, for every thing you have done for me, thank you for every thing you have said,and for all the times when you said nothing and just listened.

Thanks mom.

I wish I could’ve had more time with you. But thanks for making me strong and instilling confidence in me that I can be ok without you or dad physically around for the rest of my life.

Because I know you’ll always be around.

In my heart and whenever I eat a Big Mac.

 

Love,

Eden

 

Happy mothers day to all the mothers and fathers that have to be mothers. Oh and cat/dog moms count too!

and don’t forget to tune into the first podcast club episode of the week Radiolab’s “The Bad Show”

 

 

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Missy May 13, 2012 at 7:56 am

That was very beautiful and I know she would be so so proud. Hallmark has nothing on you ;)
Today is always so hard for me since my Mom has been gone. But I remember our last Mothers Day together so vividly. I’m always glad when it’s over and all the stores put away all of the glaring pink stuff!
Hang in there and hugs to you!

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Mr Smoothiegirl May 13, 2012 at 8:30 am

Beautifully put Eden. Here’s a big cheers to all our Mum’s and Mom’s watching over us :)

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Maddy May 13, 2012 at 9:07 am

Beautiful (and hilarious) tribute! I see you got your good looks from both your dad and your mom! I love that your mom let you express yourself through hair, etc. I truly believe that even if your parents can’t be there with you physically, they are always with you not just in memories, but in spirit. Again the lapsed Jew thing comes in because I’m not quite sure what our religion claims, but I do believe when loved ones pass away they are always up there looking out for us and cheering us on.

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Jessy May 13, 2012 at 10:24 am

Aw, love this! That photo from Paris is gorgeous. You were adorable. ;)

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Char @ www.charskitchen.ca May 13, 2012 at 10:39 am

Such a beautiful post, Eden! Your mom was so beautiful- I can see where you get it from. And you were pretty much the most adorable child ever!

Sending you more hugs! xo

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Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) May 13, 2012 at 2:52 pm

What a beautiful post Eden. That picture of you and your mom in laying in the grass is priceless.

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jack24 May 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm

you have an amazing ability to express yourself, never loose it its priceless, like our families. big hugxxxx

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Lisa May 13, 2012 at 6:07 pm

This is beautiful Eden! And she is absolutely gorgeous, like you. Thinking of you today! I’m sure she’s out there so proud of you right now

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Daniela May 13, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I love this. One of my favorite thank you’s is that she spoke to you in other languages.

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Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) May 14, 2012 at 10:32 am

Whoa a tear jerker. At least this made me laugh: Mmmmmm….HFCS!!!!

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janetha May 14, 2012 at 8:13 pm

this was beautiful

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