Mother’s Day 2013

“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.” ~ Oscar Wilde

I could not ask for a better day.

I could not ask for a better day.

Allow me to extend my heartfelt gratitude and sincere appreciation to all the moms out there.  Whether you relaxed with breakfast in bed, got pampered with a pedicure, took a nap, or went about business as usual….thank you for all that you do.  A mother is a woman who raises, nurtures, and guides a child whether it grows within you or not.  Let me take this opportunity to tell my own mom how much I love her.  MeMae, Aunt Sarah, Maris, Danielle, and all the other women in my life who are Mommies– much love to you all.

Now THIS is a great card!

Now THIS is a great card!

Last year I spent Mother’s Day curled up in the fetal position, alone in my apartment in California, weeping.  Thank God that chapter of my life is ancient history.  My only ‘complaints’ about today involve Tatum’s tummy bug and Adam’s video game snafu. Our morning consisted of brunch at Interim with my beloved parents, cousins [and Kat], and Aunt Sarah & Uncle Tommy.  Next, Dad and I took Adam to go see the Robert Downey Jr. movie which made both mother and son very happy campers.  😉

Adam Harrison Reed and Tatum Maris Reed made me a mother.  No words even begin to describe the love I have for my two precious children.  Hands down, they are the best things I’ve ever done– what a tremendous honor to know I played 50% of the role in their creation!– and the best things I will ever do. 

We may not always see eye to eye...but my mother is my best friend and personal hero.

We may not always see eye to eye…but my mother is my best friend and personal hero.

The only card better than our united family’s creation are the cards Adam created for me.  Is there anything more precious than your child’s artwork?!  He made two cards [with the help of Little John] which you see below.  I love the way he nailed my black hair– at least that was its color until several days ago– and glasses.  As for my skin tone, perhaps he’s trying to tell me that I belong on Jersey Shore?  Or maybe he’s seen too many chola chicks in California?  We may never know.

My coloring looks a little off...

My coloring looks a little off…

With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,





About Cocktails With Hemingway

I'm blunt and opinionated. Virtually everything I say or do is a contradiction but I'm not a hypocrite. I never hesitate to speak my mind and never fail to leave an impression wherever I go. You love me, you hate me, but you'll never forget me.
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