Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother’s Day

Mom and me, the day of her brother’s wedding, 1968-ish.

From my mother I got:

my face
my love for and ability to cook and entertain
my love of reading (although I remember my dad teaching me to read)
my sense of style
my need to make a house a home
my work ethic (she shares that 50/50 with dad)
my ability to be frugal when needed and make the best of a bad situation
my compassion
my ability to be a good sport, especially at card and board games
my preference for British costume drama (and afternoon tea and other British things)
…and my love of nerdy sci-fi.

me and mom on the YC
Mom and me, sailing in Long Island Sound, 1987-ish.

I did not get:

Her way with houseplants. I kill them all.
Her unwavering faith. I question, question, question…
Her patience. Need to work on that.

Thank you Mumsie, I love you. Happy Mother’s Day!


sherri said...

sweet post! your Mama looks and sounds just awesome.

Raina Cox said...

I want to thank Mumsie for giving the world the fantabulous Robin!

Anonymous said...

(having a hard time leaving this comment. Third times the charm)

So sweet. Love the photo, and echoing Raina's sentiment.


heather said...

what an awesome mama! :) i reckon you'll find you have her green thumb yet.

laura said...

THAT is a FANTASTIC picture and really captures the whole essence of an era!!!! Love it!!!!!

Mumsie said...

My sweet Consuela, sorry it took be so long to find this. I am speechless except to say I am humbled and hope I can live up to all those lovely thoughts. I love you more than words can say. XOXOXO
P.S. I am sure your thumb is green after today. That was fun.