Monday, March 3, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Today is my mom's 40th birthday. My dad had the idea to surprise her with Happy Birthday blog posts that would publish all at the same time. So, Mommy, here is my list of 40 things I love about you:

1. Your thoughtfulness.
2. Your willingness to jump into anything.
3. Talking with you.
4. How you sing and dance like nobody's watching.
5. How you always put your family first.
6. Playing games with you.
7. Reading books with you.
8. How you make an effort to make everything nice for us.
9. Watching TV with you.
10. When you give us random hugs.
11. How you make everything fun.
12. How you're an open book.
13. How you make Maxim and me a part of big decisions.
14. That you talk to us openly.
15. That you treat Maxim and me like adults.
16. How you always know what to say.
17. That you ask for our opinions on things and really care about what we say.
18. That you always say, "I love you" before we go to bed.
19. That you worry about us like any mother would, but gives us our space when we need it.
20. You cook great food.
21. You're creative.
22. You're funny.
23. You're smart.
24. You like spending time with us.
25. That you always comment on our blogs.
26. You like the simple things in life.
27. That you always move over in bed when we have bad dreams.
28. That you miss us when we've only been gone for a few hours.
29. You get excited about the little things.
30. You create fun holiday traditions.
31. That you go all out to celebrate our birthdays.
32. That you take pictures of everything.
33. You get my quirky writing habits.
34. You get my quirky habits in general.
35. You're able to laugh at yourself.
36. You enjoy my friends, and my friends enjoy you.
37. How you're forty and still sleep with your teddy bear.
38. You take a genuine interest in our hobbies and try to understand them, no matter how complicated they may be.
39. That you save articles and funny pictures on your computer so you can show us later.
40. How much you love us.

I love you!


Linda Stewart said...

What an amazing list of beautiful sentiment about your Mum. It's obvious you love her to the moon and back and that she's a very important person in your life. I love how you were able to find 40 things about Mum that you love although I have a feeling when she's 60 you won't have any trouble finding twenty more. Thank you for sharing your Mum with us :)

Anonymous said...

How beautiful! You really captured the essence of your Mommy. I love that she sleeps with her teddy--didn't know that!

Emily Foley said...

So sweet. I wish I always knew what to say. Also, I sing and dance like nobody's watching at home alone...but if people are watching, forget it. :)

The Magic Violinist said...

@Linda Stewart Thank you! :) I definitely do.

@seventytwofishes Thanks! :) Yeah, our whole family loves stuffed animals. My room looks like a zoo.

@Emily Foley He he, I think a lot of us do that. ;)

Anonymous said...

Awesome post! Very sweet. :)

The Magic Violinist said...

@nevillegirl Thank you! :)

Dr. Mark said...

This is one impressive post. I can tell you really thought about what you wanted to say instead of giving the usual list of "compliments for mothers." She (and really, we) are so fortunate to have such a great daughter.

The Magic Violinist said...

@Dr. Mark Aww, thanks. :) The post practically wrote itself.

Dr. Mark said...

And now you've added a sweet 41st thing to the list for her 41st year.

Boquinha said...

My comment on here is long overdue. It's been a whirlwind month already. I have read this post several times and it was a wonderful thing to wake up to on my 40th birthday. I love you more than words could possibly say (and I'm a huge fan of words!). It is a joy to be your mother. I love you. Thank you so much for this!

The Magic Violinist said...

@Boquinha Thanks! :) I love you, too! I'm glad you liked it.