Sunday, May 11, 2008


"a mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's."
- princess diana

i have been blessed in my life with some truly amazing mothers.

my mother is an inspiration - she is an incredibly strong and intelligent woman with an amazing heart and a wicked sense of humor. i have always been able to look to her for support and guidance through anything. i continue to be amazed by the things she has done in her life, for me and otherwise, and i am so thankful for the way our relationship has grown over the years.

mommy #2
i met mommy #2 in sixth grade. she is my best friend carolyn's mother. carolyn and i were inseparable for over seven years, so we basically grew up at each other's houses. her house was my house, and my house was her house; her mommy was my mommy, and my mommy was her mommy. even now i still consider her my mommy #2.

alan's mom is so great. she is so adorable and so kind and she gives really good hugs. she has welcomed me into her family from day one. maybe it's because she knows how much i love her son or maybe she's just that nice, either way, i know i am blessed.

i have the best group of grandmothers a girl could ever ask for:
my italian grandma, josephine, who always said "landagotion!" i have no idea what that means.
my dad's mother, nancy, who makes the best grilled cheese sandwich you've ever tasted.
my step-grandmother, wanda, who was just as sassy as she was sweet. i didn't get to know her as well as i wish i could have.
my grandmother-in-law, gwendlyn, who is wonderful and kind just like the rest of the mcdaniel family.

one day i will have children. i can only hope to live up to the example of motherhood that these amazing women have set for me. i am so thankful for all of them, and so thankful to all of them.

happy mother's day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I consider myself so blessed to have you (8 years ago, not so much). You have become such an amazing person to know, and I hope you'll always be my friend, as well as my daughter.
I love you mta!