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Happy Birthday Mom!!

December 18, 2010

This weird thing happens sometime between graduating high school and going out into the real world. Your mom stops being just someone that drives you to piano lessons, makes you dinner, and waits up for you at curfew. She starts being a woman that listens to you complain about your new working lifestyle, that gives you advice about your relationship, and that wants to try new restaurants together. You realize that she, while nearly perfect, also has worries and stress. She has rough patches with friends and sometimes just wants to go to bed and forget about life. She has been through the exact same experiences you have and knows just what to say to help you get by.

She becomes your best friend.


Nutcracker, December 2010


Happy Birthday Mom!

Thank you for always knowing what was best for me, even if I fought you til the end. You are my role model – the most selfless and hard working woman I know. I admire that you are devoted to a career you love, that you still volunteer your time to help others, that you some how manage to keep the house in order, that you make time to exercise and stay healthy, and that you still know how to have fun.Ā  As my card says, “I’ve always wanted to be just like you….just not so old!”

Chelsea Market, NYC, November 2010

SLTC Half Marathon, November 2010

Tequila Shots at Notre Dame! September 2010

Girls' Night, May 2009

I love you!



11 Comments leave one →
  1. maddie permalink
    December 18, 2010 8:06 am

    CLARE this is so cute, i love marebrad šŸ™‚ happy birthday!!! she is just as wonderful as you’ve described šŸ™‚

  2. maddie permalink
    December 18, 2010 8:06 am

    CLARE this is so cute, happy birthday marebrad!!! she is just as wonderful as you have described šŸ™‚

  3. December 18, 2010 11:18 am

    So funny that our moms have the same birthday!! It’s great that you have such a wonderful relationship- happy birthday to her!

  4. December 18, 2010 11:40 am

    ah, happy birthday to your mom!!!! and i agree, mom’s become someone totally different in your life after you enter college. i know i am certainly much closer to mine than i ever was!

  5. irene permalink
    December 18, 2010 1:45 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MAREBRAD. She is pretty much my mom, too. Tell her I love her!

  6. December 18, 2010 7:06 pm

    Awww… That was beautiful, Clare!
    Happy Birthday to your Mom šŸ™‚

  7. December 18, 2010 7:16 pm

    Happy birthday to your mom! Touching post:)

  8. Mrs Fish permalink
    December 18, 2010 7:32 pm

    So cute! Happy Birthday to your mom!

  9. December 18, 2010 7:46 pm

    y’all are soooo cute! it’s amazing that you and your Mom are so close.

  10. squigglefloey permalink
    December 18, 2010 9:47 pm

    This is the cutest thing! My mom is definitely my best friend as well! Happy Birthday to your mummy šŸ™‚

  11. December 19, 2010 7:27 am

    i love how so many people have commented that their mom is their best friend now that they have grown up a little… i am no different! I love moms! especially mine šŸ™‚ But happy birthday to yours!

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