Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Eliza Doolitle Day

Today, my friends, is a very special day in my family. It is Eliza Doolittle Day! Oh, and my mom's birthday :) This date was forever immortalized in the play (and movie) My Fair Lady , and thus every year we wish my mother a "Happy Eliza Doolittle Day" for her birthday. In fact, for a bonus piece of useless trivia for the day, when my dad was trying to win her interest all those many years ago and he asked her birthday she simply referred to that. Can you believe he actually looked it up? Now that's a true pursuit.

Anyways, I had a wonderful day with my mom; she is such an amazing lady. I drove to her house in the morning (with great plans for Bella taking her nap in the car, but no such luck.) We visited my grandmother, and then enjoyed a nice Chinese lunch. Yum! We stopped to get dessert from a great restaurant, you know the kind where the desserts look so good but you are always too full to order?, and then back to her house. We spent the whole day just talking and laughing and watching my crazy non-sleeping little girl be oh so adorable. What a special day.

My mom is such a blessing to me. She is strong-minded and independent, and her family falls second only to God Himself. She truly has such a joi de vie, and sees beauty in the simple things around her. She loves and gives of herself selflessly in every opportunity. I love debating with her, because although we are mostly in agreement, we always seem to being different angles to the table, making for lively discussion. We challenge each other to think, and I continue to learn so much from her. I cherish the time I get to spend with her, and am so thankful that God has blessed me so abundantly with the gift of her.

I love you, Mama!