Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

To My Mother

I know that with the miscarriages that you had had, your pregnancy with me was not an easy one. Thank-you for doing everything you could, including six months of bed rest, so that I would make it here. Thank-you for giving me the gift of life. Thank-you for demonstrating to me in so many ways, including your years of cancer recovery, what it means to be a survivor.

To my Bahquine (grandmother)

Thank-you for being the rock of my childhood. For your stories and your unwavering love. Thank-you for showing me how a woman could be strong, and smart, and generous all at the same time. Especially, thank-you for being that adult person in my life who believed I could do anything I if I set my mind on it. And for telling me this way more than once.

To my Husband’s Mother

Thank-you for hubs. I am so sorry that I never was able to meet you and that you were not able to watch your son grow up, but I know you are so proud of the man your little boy turned out to be. I feel your presence watching over us and see you in the eyes of Daughter each and every day. She looks so much like you.

To my Husband’s Grandmother

Thank-you for raising your grandson to be such a thoughtful, caring man who is so respectful of women and who is so dedicated to family. Those last years of your life that you spent with us were precious and we miss you. Spending their young years with their great grandmother in the home taught the children more about what is important in life than anything we could have said with words.

To All of You out there reading this…

Whether you are a mother or celebrating your mother or both and more, wishing you a very happy Mother’s Day weekend from Pseudo Land.

And if you want to give me a present, click on the badge in the upper right corner and go to blogger's choice to vote for this blog. You'll have to register, but it would be a Mother's Day bonus to get close enough to dooce to give her a little pinch in the arse.

38 comments:

Hit 40 said...

I will make it my mission to go over and vote! I am doing some light blogging this weekend between supersperm time and house cleaning.

But... I should have time. I went before but was put off by the work involved! I will persevere....

Pearl said...

Nicely said.

Pearl

p.s. Have voted!

Rachel said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, too!

Oz Girl said...

GirlTornado has voted for you, and you should be much closer to dooce now, lol! :) Happy Mother's Day to you too.

Amy said...

What a sweet post. I already voted for you. Have a wonderful Mother's Day.

only a movie said...

Happy Mother's Day, Pseudo.
Lovely post.
Have a wonderful day.
xxxooo

mo.stoneskin said...

You were the first I voted for ;)

Beautiful words.

Gaston Studio said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet... and so thoughtful of you.

Have already voted for you:
Pseudo 1 Dooce 0

Happy, happy Mother's Day!

Gaston Studio said...

Actually it's:

Pseudo 71 Dooce 0

Sandi said...

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO YOU!

The Rambler said...

Beautifully written!!

Happy Mothers Day to you as well!

Off to cast my vote :)

xoxo

Cristin said...

That was sweet....

Happy Mother's Day.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Happy Mother's Day, Psuedo! I've already voted and not sure if I can do it again but I'm going to try.
Dooce? Dooce who?

Casey said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too!

Debbie said...

Happy Mother's Day.
Now - go get Dooce!

darsden said...

Absolutely Beautiful, Have a wonderful Mother's Day :-)

Sprite's Keeper said...

So lovely, Happy Mother's Day, Pseudo!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Happy Mother's Day to you! Thanks for reminding me it is tomorrow. I thought it was next week. Wonder if my family knows.

Vodka Mom said...

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Jan said...

Again, another lovely post.

I already voted for you; I tried again (I'd love for you to give Dooce a pinch in the ass), but it won't let me. Ah, such is life.

Kathy said...

beautiful :) Happy Mother's Day :)

LiLu said...

Happy Mama's Day! Voting right now :-)

WhisperingWriter said...

This was a lovely post.

Happy Mother's Day!

Melissa B. said...

What a beautiful way to honor the women who made your life complete. Happy Mom's Day to you, too, Pseudo! I'm spending my day putzing around the garden, and of course getting into some silliness with Sx3. Please drop by if you have a sec...

Michelle said...

Happy Mothers' Day!!!

starrlife said...

Happy Mothers Day back at you!

Fragrant Liar said...

I have already voted for you, and they won't let me do it again. But I'm pulling for ya!

Happy Mom's Day!

Beth said...

Simply beautiful!

I love how you focused on the positives. It is easy to understand how Mother's Day can be seen as a downer after losing loved ones but you've risen above that and cherished their memories.

Happy Mother's Day!

Mrsbear said...

Wonderful letters all of them. Hope you had a peaceful Mother's Day, you've got my vote. ;)

bernthis said...

thank you for such a beautiful post and to your mom for raising such a kind and thoughtful person

Mama Dawg said...

Thank you and a happy belated Mother's Day to you!

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

And a very Happy Mother's Day to you as well! Beautiful sentiments, all of them!

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

BTW, I voted!

Laura said...

Happy Mother's Day to you.

Honoring the mother's in your life, what a way to spread the joy and love.

I'd like to honor all those mothers around whatever table whose words and looks and thoughts and concerns supported other mothers as they embarked on the motherhood journey.

Mocha Dad said...

What a moving tribute.

Nubian said...

I trust you had a great Mother's Day!!

Voted and keeping fingers crossed!!

Cairo Typ0 said...

I hope you had a fantastic mother's day! :)

smiles4u said...

Happy belated Mothers day to a wonderful woman. What a beautiful post written about all these women...very nice tribute to them. And of course I already voted for you...and of course you rock way more than that other chic...what's her name?