So, my mother’s day gift to a woman who I cannot spend the day with: a parade of photography.
Mom, the life lessons you constantly tried to instill in us have not gone by ignored. In fact, they are being practiced by yours truly, on a daily basis. Since you’re in Florida with the rest of the Brennan children, and are always concerned that I am not being the pristine child you raised, I figured the least I could do on this blessed holiday was demonstrate that I am, in fact, carrying out your wishes.
A picture is worth a thousand words, right?
Happy Mother’s Day, Mom.
The 10 Commandments: Life lessons, taught to me by my mother.
Always strive to be your best. Yes, mom – somehow, I was maid of honor.
Lip balm is a life essential. (So is making an ass out of yourself.)
Always remain professional in the work environment. (Technically, we were outside.)
Choose friends that bring out the best in you. Even if that trait is inappropriateness.
Celebrate your victories modestly.
Make sure you always have good friends to lean on.
Always have others to look up to. Even if it is simply to sing to them.
Laugh loudly. (And with drinks).
Dance like no one is watching. Unfortunately, for me, they are.
AND LASTLY –
Stop to smell the roses. Even if it slows everyone else down.
Here’s to making mom proud (we hope). And to learning, someday, how to take a picture that cannot be used later as blackmail.
Love you, mom. Hope you still love me, too.