A Tribute to My Mother
By Elyse N. Ryan May 9th, 2012 9:29 a.m.
Today it is my mother's birthday, only a few short days before mother's day. To save her from being mortified by disclosing her age, I'll just say, she has aged like fine wine. In the spirit of May, Mother's month and my mom's birthday I would like to descibe the woman that made me who I am today.
"¢Favorite Movie: Space Jams
"¢Favorite Food: Ice Cream
"¢Favorite Saying: "Be The Water"
"¢Favorite Past Time: Talking to cats, laughing like hyena with my dad, and making Norman Rockwell moments.
"¢Most Likely To: Blame mysterious fart noises on the ducks under the couch
"¢Least Likely To: Throw away junk mail, toothpaste, or cards from 20 years ago
"¢Biggest Accomplishment: Worked her way through school to earn Masters degree while raising two kids on her own.
"¢Best Traits: Strength, Stubborn Self-lessness, Basketball, Unconditional Love for Others
"¢Weaknesses: Cries during Primetime television, slow songs on the radio, and in silence.
"¢Something Unkown to Her: She is the glue that holds our family together.
"¢What Others See In Her:Endless compassion, contagious joy, intelligent intuition, and an award winning sense of humor.
"¢Daily Accomplishments:Helping adolescents through health emergencies, and developing community support for health awareness, feeding the crankiest cats ever.
Why We Love Her:She has always gone to the extreme working tirelessly to give her kids everything they need. She has always made time for everyone even at the expense of making time for herself. She is loving to everyone she meets living by the motto "We are all people."
She taught her kids by example how to be strong in the face of adversity, and to pull yourself up by the boot straps to get where you want to be. You can't help but be influenced by her wit and intelligence, even when she is tired from a long day and starts making no sense at all.
The success and happiness of her children and her family are a result of the work she has put into the giving each one of them the time, support and love needed to reach their goals. My mom is a superhero in a lab coat, and she deserves as many flowers, cakes and sentimental cards as she wants!
I love you Mom!