This Mother’s Day, 2013, has been a difficult one for me. My Mom has always been a pretty healthy person, my Dad was the one who was always in and out of the hospital. I was always used to seeing my Mom in pretty good shape, some aching bones and such but nothing serious. The year of 2013 changed all that. She was in the hospital for the first time since I was born in January 2013 and back in again in April 2013. She is currently in a rehab facility, doing well, and we hope to have her home in a few weeks. It is amazing to me how much change can happen in a matter of months.
My parents were older when they had me, but I think for me that was a good thing. My Mom was a hairdresser when she was younger, and then later worked in a lovely children’s boutique in our hometown. She knows how to put clothes together, and later on I always tease her she was my personal stylist. She calls Rachel Zoe, Zoey, which is just too funny! She is a fabulous cook, being full Italian heritage, both her parents came from Naples, Italy. My mom is one of the kindest people I know, and everyone who meets her loves her instantly.
It is so difficult to see your parents get old. We want to believe we are going to have them forever, and they seem invincible to us as children, almost Super-Hero like. My father passed away in 2004, and I still feel he is with me in spirit. He will give me the strength to take care of my Mom the best way I can, when I need it the most. I owe so much to my Mom, and I thank her for making me the person I am today. I really believe your parents are responsible for your character. And character is everything.
My Mom and my Godmother, (who started me on my love of New York City), at my Mom's wedding to my Dad. I wish her, as well as all the Mother's out there, a beautiful Mother's Day. I hope you have a lovely day with your Mom/Grandmom/Godmother and be sure to cherish them. They are quite spectacular people and we would not be who we are without them.
Today's Words of Wisdom: My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her. - George Washington
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