Today is February 17, 2012. Today is my mommy’s birthday.
I just have to say, without my mom I would be one lost puppy. She is my best friend in the world. I can’t say enough good things about her. Here are some good things I have to say about her:
She laughs at all my jokes, she thinks I am really, really funny. And she is right.
She can cook something simple, like a grilled cheese, or a frozen burrito, and it tastes a million times better than if I do it myself.
My mom has rhythm. She is a really good dancer.
My mom is the most understanding person I know. She give everybody a chance, and understands people from all walks of life.
My mom never worries about anything. She knows that things have a way of working themselves out.
My mom is a good wife. I’m sure my dad agrees, they’ve been married long enough!
Now here’s a funny story:
Once, on Christmas Eve my mom and I were procrastinating. (Imagine that) So after a few hours of watching Real Housewives I said, “Well I guess we better start wrapping.” My mom replied by making beat box sounds. (get it? “rapping”) She’s a real hoot.
I could be biased, being that I am her favorite child. So why take my word for it? Take these other people’s word!
Marena (My mom’s other daughter):
“I LOVE my mom. She is truly the most giving, understanding, rational person I know. Don’t get me wrong, she has her faults, such as : a complete inability to mail anything. Ever. Her sense of humor is a bit in the gutter at times, and she loves to live on the edge by procrastinating most tasks. Unfortunately, these faults must be hereditary as, I possess them all. My favorite memories are… the time she stood behind me with a butcher knife as I was doing dishes and scared the shit out of me (maybe you had to be there?? Lol!), how she would make sure that we had special mother daughter days regularly as I was growing up, and when she was in the room, supporting me during the birth of my son. I honestly don’t know where I’d be without her. She is a wonderful mom and grandma. She is a selfless caregiver. She is sooo smart and loyal. Her marriage and
work ethic are truly an exception. She knows how much I love her and exactly what she means to me, but on her birthday I just want to remind her how special she is to me. I am proud to be my mother’s daughter.”
That was sweet Marena. Thank you for your participation. Look who’s next! My sweet Aunt Cathy! Take it Aunt Cathy:
“What can I say about your mom other than I LOVE, LOVE HER! I met your mom on my wedding day, 17 May 1980. We all met her that day! Your mom & I became friends that night & we have been the best of friends for 32 years. We have kept many secrets, which will still be kept secret! We would talk for hours on the phone, which we don’t anymore because of our jobs. Remember, when I use to come & spend the week with you guys? We would stay up late every night. Sometimes your dad would too. The only funny story that I have is probably one you’ve already heard many times. It was when we were at the hospital in Houston with your Uncle Felipe. Your dad told Lonna & me to go get some rest in the brown suburban (it was parked at the hospital parking lot). Your mom & dad had an old mattress in there. So, we both laid down, but sleep just wouldn’t come. We both sat up, lit a cigarette & out of the clear blue, your mom says.” Well it was good for me, was it good for you?” There were people walking by the vehicle looking at us like we had had sex. Because our hair was all messed up & we were smoking. And your quick thinking mom said that. We both laughed uncontrollably for a long time. We just have a blast when we are together. You tell her that I love her very much.”
Thanks Aunt Cathy. Side note, Mom why did you and Dad have an old mattress in the suburban? Gross.
Next we’ll hear from my older brother Jason.
“What I like best about mom is her quick wit, and sense of humor. I remember one time she was trying to spank me and Marena with a shoe, we ran from her and hid in the closet, when she opened the door she was laughing hysterically. It was really funny.”
Leave it to the man to use so few words. Thanks Jason! I wonder if she still spanked you guys?
Here’s what my Aunt Donna had to say about my mom (her sister):
“I love everything about your mom, but I really love how laid back she is, and her sense of humor. I remember once, me, your mom, and our cousin Linda were playing restaurant and I was the waitress. One of them ordered french fries and I spelled the whole thing out. Your mom said “Why didn’t you just put FF?” (in a you are sooo stupid tone) and I said “Because, you might think that meant fignewton farts!” (ok so I was sooo stupid)”
Thanks Aunt Donna. Mom is a real know it all huh?
I asked my best friend Amanda to share her thoughts on my mom.
“There are so many good things to say about her. She always felt like a second mom to me, I remember when my grandparents passed away and I called your house. She talked to me for a while. I remember us hanging out with her at Bigheart for hours, and her always making us Chimichangas. In a nut shell, your mom is one of a kind and a bad ass. You can quote me on that.”
Quote you indeed Amanda. Quote you indeed.
My mom’s best friend Rozell also had something to add:
“Lonna Mauricio is one of the coolest people you could ever meet. Everybody wishes they had a friend like her. I am sooooo lucky to know her and to call her my friend. I have too many funny stories to even mention”
Thanks Rozell, she loves you too!
We asked my 3 yr old nephew what he liked best about Grandma:
“TOOOOOYS! and….cookin’ eggs.”
Very insightful, Blaine.
I wish I could’ve got around to asking my dad about this assignment, but he isn’t very good on the spot. So I’ll just say that one time we were talking about my mom, and he said “I’d be lost without her. I know that much.”
You’re sweet when you want to be dad.
So you see, I am not the only person who thinks my mom is awesome.
Thank you so much for everything you do mom. We are all lucky to know you. See you tonight!