Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Things I Admire in my Mom



Meet my ultimate critique partner and my beta reader: my mom. She's not afraid to tell me if she doesn't like something about my writing, and she always makes it better in the end.

This is my mom at one of my concerts. My dad is on the left, and my sister (who is going to be a mom) and her husband are on the right.

Things I admire about my mom:

1. Her love for her children
My mom has always wanted to be a mom. That is her purpose in life and she loves it! She always put us four kids above her own career, and stayed home to be with all four of us growing up.

2. Her positive outlook on life.
She always cheers me up after I talk to her on the phone. She makes me realize how much I have instead of how much I want to have.

3. Her love of birthday parties.
We celebrate everyone's birthday in my family with a ginormous party where the whole family gathers and eats and opens presents.

4. Her artwork.
My mom majored in Art at Plymouth State University and she drew the map for me for my epic fantasy, The Voices of Ire.


5. Her warm and caring nature
She loves to hug and is always there for me. She's never afraid to tell all of us children how much she loves us and how much she misses us being around.

Happy Mother's Day Everyone!

What do you admire about your mom?

27 comments:

Lola Sharp said...

You are very blessed to have such a wonderful mother!

Happy Mother's Day!

Love,
Lola

Natalie said...

Happy Mother's Day to your Mom! My mom is an artist too. She's an inspiration to me.

Alesa Warcan said...

It's great that your mom still takes such an active part in your life.
What a lovely tribute to her on mother's day. : j

Susan Fields said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mom - she sounds like a wonderful woman! People say not to have family members critique you, but I consider my mom one of my most honest and insightful beta readers. Even though she's not a writer, she reads more than anyone I know and is very wise.

Happy Mother's Day!

sweetsue said...

Happy Mother's Day to you and your fantastic mother. Isn't it amazing that we all get the one perfect woman in the world to be our mom?

Talli Roland said...

What a wonderful post, Aubrie.

I admire so many things in my mum; her patience and selflessness to name a few.

Saumya said...

Aw, your mom sounds wonderful!! I admire my mom's outgoing and cheery personality; she lights up every single room!

laurel said...

What a lovely tribute! I admire my mom's courage--she moved many times in her marriage and went back to college at 50 to complete her degree and start a new career. Oh, and she had me at age 40, when my oldest brother was a sophomore in college! Brave, right?

Plain Jane said...

One of the best things about Mothers Day is hearing others appreciation for their families.

Anita Night said...

Hi Aubrie, just wanted to say thank you for following my blog ^^

I'll be following yours too.

(My mom has always loved me no matter what I did in life, and this is one of the things I admire in her. Her ability to love unconditionally)

Theresa Milstein said...

Aubrie, that's so cool that your mom is a beta reader AND an artist. What a good map.

What do I admire about my mother? She lives alone and doesn't make much money, but she takes care of most of the household tasks herself. My mother is proud of her independence.

M. Gray said...

Aw, your mother sounds wonderful. That's so great she put you kids above everything else and even stayed home with you. That's getting to be more and more rare.

Sandra Cox said...

Happy Mother's Day to your mom and sister.
Sandra

Lindsey Duncan said...

Lovely post, Aubrie!

One of the things I admire most about my mother is she's determined and fearless. If she wants something, she goes and makes it happen. Yeah, I ... wish.

Paul C said...

This is a wonderful tribute. I admired my mother's constant faith in me, and her cinnamon buns that she made every Saturday afternoon.

Beth Caudill said...

Wow, sounds like you have a great mom. You're so lucky she can draw. I can't draw like that and I'm envious.

Lisa Rusczyk said...

Your Mom sounds like she rocks.

I admire my mother's convictions and healthy conversations. She's accepted all my crazy and supported all my artistic endeavors. She's truly wonderful.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Aw, your mom sounds lovely. Happy Mother's Day to you!

That map is pretty fantastic, btw!

India Drummond said...

Wonderful post! Happy Mother's Day!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Aubrie, your mother sounds wonderful. This is a beautiful tribute to a great woman. Thanks for sharing your love for her with us!

Jayne said...

Aw - that's a lovely post about your mum! I absolutely love her drawing of the map.

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Creepy Query Girl said...

Sounds like you have an awesome mom and that map is impressive!

Carol Kilgore said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mom. I love mine, too, but she died when I was young. You're so fortunate to still have yours in your life.

Shannon said...

I love this post. And that map is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

That's so cool that your mom is your beta reader! My mom could never be critical of my work. ;)

Jen said...

This was beautiful Aubrie! How sweet, I'm sure your mother loved this!

My mother is one special gal as well! I love her funky personality!