All I ever wanted was to provide my daughter with a stable, loving family. I often feel as though I’ve failed in that regard until this weekend. We had our Mother’s Day celebration on Saturday, and even though I woke up feeling sick as a dog, there was no damn way I was missing it.
We started the day with home-made waffles and turkey bacon, then headed down to the forks for more tandem bike fun.
We shot around St. B, Whittier park and The Forks before settling in at The Current for lunch. While sitting there, laughing about our buggy adventures she stopped and said “we are closer than most moms and daughters I think. I’m glad”, and that erased all doubt. Regardless of what happens in our lives, I have been able to show that young woman that she is my everything and she knows it. I wish I could have encapsulated the moment. I hope she remembers it, I know I’ll never forget it.
Heredity determines our eye colour, but our environment is what lights them up. And hers sparkle. “Now look at me, I’m sparkling. A firework, a dancing flame”.
Her enthusiasm to try new things, her devout loyalty to her friends, her belief that she can make a difference and her stubborn iron will have me in awe. I don’t always agree with her, but I respect her ability to make well-informed thought out choices. I see glimpses of who she is going to be, and it leaves me marveling.
When we got home from The Forks I was presented with a life-sized home-made card, funky spider necklace, BEASTIE BOYS CD and this:
She knows me. She saved, she called my mom to take her shopping and she went with a list. I love that kid. We rounded out the night with a 10:00 showing of Dark Shadows, and we took her friend (like a second child to me). We got shushed, and surprisingly, not thrown out of the theatre.
Nothing says mortifying mothers day like watching 2 12 year olds giggling awkwardly at a cheesy, thinly veiled blow job innuendo joke. I ALMOST DIED.
At midnight, we dodged about a million man-eating June bugs in the parking lot, screeching like banshees and the day came to a close.
It was perfect from head to toe.
I am blessed. With her, I have everything I need and more.