My Best Friend

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With it being Mother’s Day tomorrow it is only fitting that today’s post be all about my Mom.  I know we all have the best Mom in the world and I really do.  Mine is also my best friend.  I am lucky enough to live close by and get to see her often.  The best times in my life have been with her and I treasure every minute of them.  Some of the funniest moments we have had have actually been over weight loss.  When I say I have tried it all, well she has tried even more!  Not because I said no to anything, only because she has been around a bit longer than I have. lol   Last week we went to a baby shower as some of you know.  At the shower they went around and asked the question “What are some of your favorite times or memories with your mom?”  I didn’t respond so I would like to share some here.

My Mom will give you anything if she thinks you need it.  Really if your shoes are hurting your feet she will offer to trade, it doesn’t matter that they are going to hurt her feet as well.  A while back my brother who lives 3 hours away had his fridge go out and then his water heater.  When she heard about the fridge she was planning on emptying hers out and sending it down.  Luckily he had a back up because I am not sure what her plan was when my Dad came home and they did not have a fridge.  When the water heater went out she literally asked my Dad if he could unhook theirs and send it down to my brother.  She hadn’t even talk to my brother to know that he had already gotten a new one. lol  That’s just how she is and that’s what is so dang cute about her is that she would go without whatever it took to make sure we are all taken care of.  Now that is the description of a Mom!

We have been on a couple of cruises together along with our girlfriends, yes it is so much fun!  The last one we went on there was a moment we had out on the balcony just talking and I was painting her toenails.  We laughed and talked for a while and I LOVE that time.  I am not sure what it was about that moment but I will always remember it. How many people really get that kind of opportunity.  If it was not for the wonderful person she is, I would not so I am very grateful.

There was a time when she had surgery and for once she let me take care of her.  It was so nice to be able to help her even though she thought she didn’t really need it.   One of the best parts of that was while she was on the pain medication she promised me a whole lot of things.  I will be collecting soon !

There are so many things I could say about my Mom, but the thing I want to say most to her is “THANK YOU!”  Thanks Mom for making me who I am and thanks for always being there.  You have taught me how to love unconditionally, be a good Mom, care for others, and how to laugh no matter what.  Incase you are wondering what I need for Mother’s Day, my fridge leaks, the water heater is to small and I need a new pair of brown shoes.  LOL  Just kidding I Love You!

A Very Blessed Daughter Shannon

*Share a story with us about your Mom in the comments, we would love to hear them.



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6 responses to “My Best Friend

  1. Hey Shan –
    So you made both your mom and me cry.
    I agree with you, your mom is pretty amazing. (For the record though, my mom is pretty amazing too.) I just wanted to say that I am so very blessed to have two wonderful mothers in my life, and two of the best grandmothers for my kids.
    I love reading all your stuff, your an amazing woman like your mother. I look forward to reading more.

    • weightlosswiththefabulousfatties

      I completely agree with you on both of our Mom’s. They are pretty darn good Grandma’s aren’t they! Thanks for the compliments and I am glad your following us. I will be wearing the clothes you gave me before summer is over! Have a Happy Mother’s Day you are an awesome Sister in Law as well and I am so glad you are mine!

  2. What a great picture! You look fabulous:-)

    • weightlosswiththefabulousfatties

      Thanks Skinny Lady that is the nicest thing I have ever heard you say! lol We love ya!

  3. This is a beautiful post. It made me feel teary. Your mom is awesome and so are you, for recognizing that.

    My mom is 86 years old and lives with us. It has not been easy on her since my father passed away 9 years ago but she has proved to be very resilient. She is a trooper. She bowls with a senior bowling league every week, and she quilts twice a week – she can make a beautiful quilt in about 15 days! Once a week she comes to my office and volunteers for us, and we couldn’t manage without her! She is an endless cheerleader for my daughters and has never missed one of their sporting events, even when it is pouring rain or broiling sun. She pampers our dog endlessly and takes care of me when I’m sick, even though I’m almost 50 yrs old. She’s still my Mommy and always will be. Thanks for the opportunity to think about how awesome she is. oxox

  4. Gayle Dustin

    Hi Shannon,
    What a great blog you have. I really enjoy it.
    I haven’t met you yet, but I have heard wonderful things about you from your mom. In fact, a couple of weeks ago, she told me she had to show me something online. She went to this website, and she was so proud to show me her beautiful daughter! I started out knowing your mom as only my realtor, but she is fast becoming one of my favorite people. She’s a gem and I so appreciate her wonderful, warm and fun-loving spirit.

    I hope you both have fun on Mother’s Day!

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