my mom is coming to NYC today. I haven’t seen her since we moved from Dallas at the beginning of April which seems like years because we saw each other pretty regularly. my mom and I have always been close. that certainly doesn’t mean we always see eye-to-eye. we’ve had our fair share of communication obstacles.
she’s smiling and nodding her head.
as the years pass, I recognize that our similarities, and our differences, are perfectly beautiful and make our relationship unique.
I’ve never doubted how much she loves me or hesitated to call her for advice, encouragement, or a listening ear. she shows me tough love, a shift in perspective, and support everyday. she has shown up for me in countless ways my entire life.
my mom loves to travel. she’s active and fit. she loves unique foods that I wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot pole (I got that saying from her), and she has a passion for the arts. my mom loves to explore. she LOVES to read. she chooses salty foods over sweet any time of the day (I’m the opposite), and she’s a fantastic dancer. she’s smart, sensitive, and compassionate. she also has more energy than anyone I know.
work hard, play hard? she might be the spokesperson for that saying, working in residential Real Estate with her husband, and as the wedding coordinator at a local church, she also has a social calendar that makes me tired just thinking about it. the pictures below say it all – not only a loving mom, but the best Mimi in the world to my nieces and nephew. my family is blessed to have a woman like her on our team.
we have everything and nothing planned for this weekend. mostly we just want to venture around Manhattan together, catch up, drink wine, eat good food, and see some live music Saturday night at the Global Festival at Central Park. a true girls weekend as Billy is heading out of town on a golf trip. we’ll miss him…maybe.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!