Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mom!

I hope your birthday is perfect! Here are a few of my favorite "Mom" memories:
When you would give me some extra change as McDonald's to go get us some ice cream cones after a long day of shopping.
When you used to read to me.
When you would come and hang out with me in my room before you went to bed even though you were tired and had to go to work the next day.
When we ate a stawberry pie with our fingers.
When you were my teacher in Sunday School and it didn't seem to phase you when my classmates were hanging out the windows when you came in.
When you drove the Bug for so long before you got a new car even though you had to sit on pillows to drive it.
When you made me peanut butter balls for the first time from the cookbook you bought from my pre school.
When you used to give me a pan full of flour to play with on the back porch. It was strangly so intresting.
When you used to set me up with some crayons, tin foil and a hot plate for the afternoon.
When you would make me a lunch of finger foods. It never tasted better!
When you sat down with me before I went to college to plan out everything I would need to do to get ready even though it wasn't for another year.
When you helped me study for my math section of the CBEST and I passed.
When you were my teacher.
When you took me to the Arboretum and I fell in a creek so you gave me your coat and said, "Are you ready to go home?"
When we tried to save some money and sleep outside the St. George Temple, it was too bright.
When you took me and Kat on the tour of Route 66.
The way you get excited every time I come home.
Here are a few that were on the tip of my mind. I love you. You're the best Mom I could ask for. Someday I hope I can pay it forward just like you.


Katherine said...

I loved reading this about your mom, so I can only imagine how much she loved reading it. What sweet memories. You guys have a great mom.

Anonymous said...

Buffy....thank you for the birthday greeting and comments. This is 9-12-08 so I am getting to this after the fact. About your friendship.....lay low, don't stress, just do as you normally do, keep up with your studies and enjoy the adventure. I love you. Mom