Mother’s Day is also the day of those daughters and fathers who made us mothers. I wouldn’t be a mom if it weren’t for you!
– Said my mom, who then proceeded to give my dad and I presents (!) after celebrating what we got her. Adorable, I know.
Now this is both just another post-Mother’s Day post and also not just another post-Mother’s Day post. It is just like those you’ve already read b/c it’s bound to contain some reasons as to why my mom’s the best. But it’s also not like those you’re already read in the sense that it’ll also contain something that, well, those posts don’t have.
To this day, I have yet to meet a blogger who isn’t capable of writing something very moving about how much their moms mean to them. And that just goes to show how many truly amazing mothers are out there. My favorites are those who end up raising model adults–because it’s me who’ll end up befriending, learning from, and teaching those adults.
My dream would be to find and get to spend the rest of my life with the son of one of those great moms, because I’ll know she tried her dandiest to raise a man worthy of my mom and dad’s “baby.” (And hell, I deserve such a man!)
But enough cheesiness. Because this post isn’t necessarily dedicated to mothers, so to speak. Instead, it’s rather to yesterday–a day that, according to the woman who gave birth to me, is also for my dad and I. Technically she’s right, isn’t she? I mean no mom is a mom without some type of dad and a kid. So yes, yesterday could have also been Father’s Day and Children’s Day (non-existent in America, but a very prominent day in Latin America) all rolled into one.
And the way I see it, only my mom could think of that. But what else could I expect from the woman who raised a daughter in two cultures and instilled her with the kind of values needed for success? Nothing more. Because it’s that selflessness that still drives me to be even a fraction of the woman, wife, and mother she’s been.
So what did we get my mom for being so kick-ass and all-around adorable?
1. That “LOVE” is HAND DRAWN, y’all! LOL at first my mom thought it was a cut-out. “That’s pretty paper,” she told me. But after I told her to look at it closer, she was like, “WHOA.”
2. The reasons I wrote in the blue flag thingies didn’t photograph well, but you get the idea.
3. It’s also in Spanglish, obviously. Ha!
4. And I got the initial inspiation from artwork by the wonderful Joy.
Diamond pendant + silver chain
And because, according to my mom, it was also a day to celebrate my dad and me, she got my dad some clothes, and me a towel bath wrap (like this one)–so that I wouldn’t have to struggle to keep my towel on while styling my hair in the morning–that she hand made (she is a designer too, after all) because she’s perfect:
She even added a pocket :)!
So there you have it. Overall, it was a fantastic, lazy, and fun Mother’s Day in the Paul household. Now I know all your moms are perfect, but mine is on another level for this and a gazillion other things. ♥
Or as I’d say in Spanish, mi mamá está fuera de concurso.
How was YOUR Mother’s Day?