And, yes, I could go on. I seem to know a lot of awesome moms. I think I just kinda leave the not-awesome ones by the wayside. To the awesome moms I know who I haven't mentioned here: you aren't forgotten. I just need more posts about awesome moms.
Thank you, Stimey. You Rock.
A big thank-you to Stimey, one of the rockin'est moms ever. When the going got tough, Stimey sent hugs and good thoughts and hugs and a DS lite. Which Joey is playing on right now, instead of sleeping, but that's because he is SO happy, and it has saved our lives on multiple occasions since its arrival. And besides, Stimey likes rodents. We are total soul sisters.
Thank you to the awesome Niksmom!
Another mom who totally rocks? Niksmom. Even when I want to just run up and hug her because her world seems so topsy-turvy and her baby isn't feeling well, she thinks of me. And asks. And sends hugs. I am thinking of you, too. And sending hugs.
Love to my sister-in-disguise, Christina!
Want to meet an awesome mom? Come have tea with my sister, Christina. We were separated at birth. Well, we at least lived in the same town, even if we didn't share parents. Kind of. Anyway, if I had a sister, I would hope she would have been awesome and crazy like Christina. It helps to have a friend down the street. If and when we ever get to actually see each other. That's part of the "fun" of being special needs moms.
Thank you for being awesome, Aunt Nancy!
A big hug and plenty of sugar for my Aunt Nancy. I still remember coming home on dark days to find my bed made. Your hugs have brought smiles to me when life seemed to be falling apart. Thank you for understanding my boys and having a good ear for listening. I love you.
What? Don't you think of Maddy as a goldfish, too?
I can never think of awesome moms without mcewen coming to mind. Whitterer on Autism is now a great resource for finding out about books and apps and stuff useful for autism. But we also still get peeks at her awesomeness with her kids. Hugs hugs hugs.
Thank you to my no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is friend, Detre!
You know, one of the awesome treasures in life is having a friend who tells it like it is, and takes no nonsense. Thank you for showing me real strength, Detre. And lending me some of it when I needed it most.
Hugs to Mommy Dearest!
Seriously, this woman is raising a kid with autism to play the baritone/euphonium. Just like me. How awesome is that? And her little goth girl icon makes me giggle every time I see it. Giggles are important in life. Lots of hugs.
What? You can't see the resemblance?
One of my other beautiful sisters; thank you to Sue, who stands by me through thick and thin and everything all around and in between. I know I don't call you enough. But I think of you every day, and send love and hugs and wishes that Texas wasn't so far away. Sue is my go-to when I need a problem solved, or a kick in the patookas to get it solved. Thank you for not letting me be a total slacker. And putting up with living with me in college. That was huge.
Few moms totally rock like Sunday.
When the going gets tough, the tough get Ryan Gosling to take care of business and cheer us all up. But even without our Ryan meme, Sunday rocks. Thank you for your encouragement and grinning photos and banshee awesomeness.
Thank you for understanding, Kim. (And yeah, this is how I think of you).
It wasn't too long ago that I made the attempt to at least try to be a part of the old high school crowd. It was a bit of a bust, but I got to find out who was still a real friend after years of being out of sight, out of mind. I mean, more than i was when I was actually in high school. Thinking of you, Kim, and someone who knows how to offer help in the middle of a meltdown.
No mom is as awesome, and fabulous, and magical as my mom.
Ever need that extra sparkle to make something extra-special? Or a helping hand to keep things even-keel? That one great idea to take a good thing and make it great? That's what my mom does every day. I hope to be as good a mom and as good a grandmom as she is. Whenever things get tough, I can always do the best I can by asking, "what would Mom do?" Thank you, Mom. I love you.