Sunday, May 13, 2012


It's mother's day again, so make sure you hug your mom or at least tell her you love her.

I freely admit that I have the most awesome Mom ever, and totally lucked out in that regard.

She may not have made every concert I performed in, every game I cheered at (shut up I was in junior high) or every award ceremony where they gave me yet another certificate for being good at whatever it was that week... but there was always food on the table. She kissed every bruised knee, held my hand when I was scared, kept it together to get me to the ER when I broke my arm.

She gave me a good portion of my sense of humor, all of my ability to keep going through the worst, and a shining example to live up to.

She has held my hand through everything from a broken arm, to a broken heart, when I lost a pet, and when we've lost someone dear to us.

She's taught me so much, I don't even know where to start. From how to tie my shoes to how to tie a horse to how to tie down a load. Cooking and ethics and history, heritage and honor. Vet care and breeding plans and training tricks and an honest love for any animal under my care.

She has served as an example to me, both in the best of what I want to be and where I could stand to make some improvements.

She's helped me out in so many ways, so many times, more than she could possibly have been expected to, truly above and beyond the call of duty in every way.

She's my best friend, my confidante, my harbor in stormy seas. She's my wonderful, crazy, awesome, funny, amazing Mom, and I would be utterly lost in this world without her.

I love you, Farmmom.