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Sunday, May 10, 2009

My Bunny

"Grown don't mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown? What's that suppose to mean? In my heart it don't mean a thing." ~ Toni Morrison, Beloved

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My mother in high school.
Isn't she pretty?

Mom and me.

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I don't remember exactly how old I was when I started calling my mom Bunny. I do call her Mommy too, but somehow Bunny (like as a cute bunny rabbit, not a WASP-y Bunny from the country club set) is what sounds right.

I have thought a lot about mothers lately. And the children they love. As you might have noticed.

Not being a mother myself, I still feel a mom-ness coming out in me when I am with K and her kids.

I think if it wasn't for my Bunny, I wouldn't even know how to go about helping K at all.

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My Bunny is the person who made me who I am today.

Boy, am I grateful.

Thank you, Mommy. Thank you, Bunny.

I love you for eternity.

xoxo

18 comments:

Teri and the cats of Furrydance May 10, 2009 at 3:50 AM  

Sweet sentiments, made all the more special by everything around you right now. You are who you are because of your special mom, in so many ways! Happy Day to you!

Cynthia May 10, 2009 at 4:53 AM  

Your "bunny" is beautiful. The warmth just ozzes out of her expression. Of course she impacted you and gave you an extra dose of "momness"...that nurturing protective spirit is not about having children...it's a quality that we all can have or develop. Thanks for your positive impact on people, tangobaby. Love to you <3

Adam May 10, 2009 at 5:02 AM  

touching how mothers shape how we are today?

my mother taught be how to overcome adversity, but not by sitting me down and telling me how, but by showing me how everyday of her life.

Adversity comes to us all, but mothers handle it with a certain grace that I can only wish to one day have.

Keep fighting that good fight.

bearer of three May 10, 2009 at 5:28 AM  

awww how beautiful and yes your mom is very very beautiful...

Starlene May 10, 2009 at 6:06 AM  

Without the love of our mothers, we are lost. Thank you mommys and bunnies!

robinbird May 10, 2009 at 7:04 AM  

"i love you for eternity"....now that says everything about what a solid and loving bunny you have! you must be one hell of a daughter! (in a good way of course you know!) your mommy is no doubt really proud of who you are in this wide world. happy mother's day to your bunny. so pretty!

vchelle May 10, 2009 at 7:18 AM  

Your Bunny is absolutely beautiful! Just because you don't have any kids doesn't make you not a mother. Your presence show that you are! Happy Mother's Day!

Elyse May 10, 2009 at 8:52 AM  

I call my boyfriend bunny! ;) Happy mother's day wishes to K!!

SE'LAH... May 10, 2009 at 10:29 AM  

Absolutely beautiful post. Happy Mother's Day wishes to your Bunny, K., and all the mothers out there!

Kelly Kilmer May 10, 2009 at 12:57 PM  

"All mothers are working mothers." -- Unknown

With all that you have been doing especially of late, you have the heart and soul of a Mother...

I love the photos of your Mother.

Stay well and have a wonderful day...

paris parfait May 10, 2009 at 1:25 PM  

Such a sweet tribute to your beautiful mom! xoxox

rosedale's 4 head May 10, 2009 at 2:01 PM  

Endearing post...i love to hear mature young women speak highly, kindly, lovingly about their mothers...i have only an 8th grader's last letters, but boy are they reflective of me...a single mom...my daughter was a joy...and i love that she loved me so much too...

as for my mother...she's a blessing everyday as you write about your mother...they are an interesting part of God's larger plan of things...moms....

K and kids are blessed to have you...being a mother goes beyond physcially giving birth...in fact, I think the reverse...much stronger role....

Relyn May 10, 2009 at 4:25 PM  

Happy Mother's Day, dear Bunny. You did a marvelous job.

Gabby May 10, 2009 at 5:59 PM  

Pretty. My mother's nickname growing up was Bunny!

Mari May 10, 2009 at 6:01 PM  

Aww, your mom is gorgeous inside and out, just like someone else we know!

Carol May 10, 2009 at 10:55 PM  

Your Mom is beautiful and I can see the resemblence, especially around the mouth. I love these photos of her :-)

Char May 11, 2009 at 5:47 AM  

beautiful shots....lovely post

Christina May 12, 2009 at 8:59 AM  

Dear Bunny, You are beautiful! I see where little bunny, gets it from.
: )