Friday, March 2, 2012

Project 52 {9}

My favorite thing about you is:
You remind me of my mom.

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This smile right here.  This is my mom's smile.  I wish I had a picture of her to show you how crazy similar it is.  That hint of crooked is exactly what her's looked like.  And those eyes, if they were green, they'd be hers too.  Haley and I get comments all the time about how much we look like each other, just like I got when I was with my mom, and just like she got when she was with her mom.  Haley definitely has that sense of Reid woman sass, and my mom would have loved every second of this little girl.

It's taken having kids of my own to appreciate what a good mom my mom was.  Faults, sure, but we all have them in varying degrees.  The way she raised me, the experiences she gave me, it was a great childhood.  It's difficult for me to put into words what it means to have these little reminders of her, it's just important.  And there's not really another word for it.  

This week my grandma passed away.  Reminders of our loved ones are what keep their memories alive.  It's the little things in our future that keep our past with us.  All of this makes us who we are right now.

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1 comment:

  1. I feel the same way about my mom. It took me being a mom to see just how amazing of a woman she is.