Friday, May 9, 2014

The best thing about Mother's day is...

As mother’s day draws near, I can’t help but spend a few minutes thinking about how lucky I am.  Like most people, I will spend some time on Mother’s Day thinking about my Mom and how much she meant to me, but I will also spend time thinking about how very honored I am to be the Mom of two of the most incredible people on the planet.  I know that raising my two amazing daughters was the greatest accomplishment of my life.  It is hard to find the words to describe how proud I am to be their Mom.

I have often described Rachael as a force of nature.  She is the most determined and driven person I have ever met.  From day one she has been in high gear, accomplishing any goal that she set out for herself.  She is so smart and funny and such a genuinely caring person.  She does have that famous red-headed temper,  so we have had our struggles at times, but I am constantly in awe at her ability to tackle any challenge and master any skill.  I remember one of her elementary teachers saying “I wish I could fast forward and see the incredible things you will accomplish” and I know that teacher was right.  How could a mom not be proud to have a daughter like Rachael?
I usually describe Danielle as my hippie child, born a few decades too late, Danielle is a strong advocate for compassion and justice.  Just like her sister, Danielle is motivated and very successful, but Danielle is very much her own person.  She is a kind, sweet, intelligent and amazingly creative young lady. Where Rachael is much more traditional, Danielle is comfortably unique. Danielle is always proud to wear her upcycled clothing and make a fashion statement that is all her own.  She never fails to amaze me with her crazy costumes or her newest business ventures.  As a successful model, most people immediately notice how beautiful she is – but I know that her true beauty is on the inside. 

Mother’s day is the perfect time to think about how lucky I am.  I know I made mistakes at times, and being a Mom is never easy, but when I look at these two phenomenal women I can’t help but feel great. 


  1. Your girls are both beautiful inside and out. Good job mom!
    Happy Mother's Day.

  2. I'm visiting from the SITS link up. You are your daughters are beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day! <3