Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mothers' Day

First of all, here’s a little somethin’ for all you moms out there, or really, just for any of you that find this funny.

My Mother’s Day has been grand. Brandon surprised me got me what I asked for; a memory foam pillow. These things are the friggin’ bomb diggity. I also got Mario Kart for the Wii, which is uber fun because you steer with an actual steering wheel. Never mind I drive like a drunkard high on acid. It’s still fun. I also got some new eyeliner from Mac, and it was mostly just because the story of Brandon wandering around Nordstrom looking for the Mac counter was too much to pass up.

Brandon also wrote me a beautiful letter, and I’m going to share a bit here, so you can all know why I have the perfect husband perfect husband for me:

…It is always very fun for me to buy you things that make you happy, and sometimes I forget how much you like words (cards) too.

…Today you deserve to be recognized. It should be said that you are extraordinary. It should not be said that you are a troubled person, have too many problems, or are weak. It would be much more suiting to say that you are terribly strong, insanely persevering, and unstoppable. I will always think of you more as a woman of progression than a sick girl. You are not a sick girl to me, but a mother who has been up against monster after monster, obstacle after obstacle. You have always stopped, inhaled, gathered your strength, and fought through the battle. If anyone was to ever write you off and deem you unworthy, they would never have been more wrong.

…I love you for loving me in my imperfections, for loving our beautiful son, and for starting to love yourself. I hope you know on this day and on all others that you are my world and my everything. Happy, happy Mothers’ Day.

Love, Brandon and Cade

(Cade contributed with some quite apt smudges)

And my mom. She mailed me a card, and when I read the front of the card, I thought that it was something many of my readers would find quite inspiring, as well. The quote is from Alice in Wonderland, which is a great movie book:

“There is no use trying,” said Alice; “one can’t believe impossible things.”
“I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” -Lewis Carroll

To all you dreamers out there, those of you striving for recovery, sometimes falling, but always picking yourself up again, I tell you that you can do this, you can believe the impossible. That life is out there, it’s waiting for you, it’s beautiful, and it’s yours for the taking.

Thank you to all you who wished me a happy Mothers' Day, thank you to my hubby, and thank you to my mom, the one and only who taught me to be the mama I am today.

17 comments:

dan and emily said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! I have a book for you, a children's book. But, I must read it to you myself. te he. You'll laugh so hard that tube will fly out and hit the wall. Saturday?

heather said...

Happy Mother's Day Brie!!! Wow...to be loved so much, that must be the most amazing feeling. Brandon is right....you are all of those things and more.
- Heather

Emily said...

You are so lucky to have Brandon and your son. They love you so much.

I'm glad you had a good Mother's Day. :) Enjoy your new pillow!

Devon said...

You do indeed have the perfect husband for you.

Happy Mothers Day my dear - I hope you realize the words Brandom wrote to you, the things your mom said, the things all of your friends have said and will always say: you are an incredible individual, a loving wife, and a person I'll look to for advice and inspiration when I have children.

I love you and am in awe of you.

Mom said...

Thanks my dear. I couldn't live this life without you and I am so glad that I do not have too. Your husband is the best and you have wonderful friends. To all of you, it is not impossible to recover. Just keep believing at least six formerally impossible things before breakfast.

Mom said...

Thanks my dear. I couldn't live this life without you and I am so glad that I do not have too. Your husband is the best and you have wonderful friends. To all of you, it is not impossible to recover. Just keep believing at least six formerally impossible things before breakfast.

Tanya said...

Haoppy Mother's Day Brie, you deserve it.

This brought tears to my eyes...because your hubby said it all. You are amazing, and so strong. You are the kind of mom every child should have...in that you fight. You never give up. The tube shows just how willing you are to fight to be here for your family. Brie, I really, really admire everything you have and everything you are doing to make sure you are still around to do what your family needs...to be a mom. You are a very good mom. And I admire your strength. You are A---mazing!.

BryGuy said...

What a cute mothers day post. Brandon is kind of adorable I guess you could say?

alriggells said...

Thank you Brie's mom, and THANK YOU BRIE. You are amazing, and never cease to amazing me with your great abilities, your strong desire, your will. You are brilliant. Love you always and HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!!!

KC Elaine said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Savannah said...

wow...i'm going to cry...thanks you ho bag. love ya!

Stacy said...

God matched us up with some great guys... didn't he ?!

Happy Mother's Day

KC Elaine said...

I keep checking your blogs in hopes that you've posted!

Love

Ky

brie said...

Ky, today's been crazy. I'm going to try to post something tonight once Wee One goes to bed. ...And I got your email and will reply when I get more than a few minutes on the computer. I'm thinking about you.

Oh, PS Do you by chance have my book saved on your computer? The laptop it was saved on crashed (again) and it's going to be a real trial getting it. It'd be so much easier if you could send it to me...?

PPS Sorry everyone for making you read this. :(

Abby said...

I'm with Kyla--I want more posts! I was thinking I might go to bed early, but now that I have hope of getting another post tonight, I guess I'm going to have to stay up, right? Oh, but then I will have no excuse not to study... augh! Actually, though, that would be good; it's not like I don't have enough to study. Anyway, thank you for always making my blog-reading breaks wonderful, for making me giggle in the computer labs at school, and for sharing your insight and encouraging me to develop my own.

Laurie and Corey Kunz said...

can you get together this week?

Shannon said...

Yay for a Happy Mother's Day! I love how husbands really have such amazing and wonderful things to say and sometimes they come just when we need to hear them the most. Enjoy your fun presents (yay for presents too!)
PS-props to your mom for an awesome quote!