November 14, 2010


I could quite possibly have one of the best moms in this world. No joke.

Seeing as November's the month we recognize all the things we're especially thankful for, it'd be completely remiss of me not to do this post. I am utterly, totally, head-over-heels, don't-say-it-nearly-as-much-as-I-should, GRATEFUL for my mama. I'm not half the mom she is (and my daughters? they kind of sad is that!?), but I try. So let it be known, World Wide Web, that I HEART ♥ my mom - to the moon and back! I'm a mama's girl, and I'm not ashamed to say it. She is truly my very best friend, and I don't know what I'd ever do without her. She is a shining example of what a classy woman and doting mother is - and I am BLESSED.

I spent the better part of the week in L.A., enjoying the sunshine, a great photography workshop (more on that soon), relaxing with my 3 babies (and missing the hubs), and my MOM - her great cooking, her impeccably clean house, and just HER. I am always SO sad when it's time to head home, or when she leaves Seattle - suddenly, I'm whisked back in time to the week before I started college, thousands of miles from home, and having to say goodbye to my mom from my dorm room. And being heartbroken and unsure of whether I could be away from my mom that long. I'd call home (all the way to American Samoa) every day to talk to her. Ten years later, I'm STILL having serious mom-withdrawals, and daily phone calls still happen. lol!

So, Mom, THANK YOU for everything you do for me and my little family. And just as I did as a little girl, I still wanna be JUST. LIKE. YOU. when I grow up :). I love you more than there are words in this world to describe!! xoxoxo

Me & My Mom, circa 1982

Us again, circa 2008


Nina Fiamalua said...


Reading your article about your MOM has brought tears to my eyes. I couldn't agree with you more on how beautiful, special, wonderful and spectacular your mom is.

You're a wonderful young woman who appreciates everything about your mom. You have done a remarkable job yourself with your little beautiful family, all grown up.

Thank you for this beautiful message!

Alofa atu,

Artemis Clover: The real L.A. love story. said...

wow your mom is GORGE!!!