Together my mother and I have been through many a challenge, loss, and heartache. But we’ve had fun and funny times too. I admire Mom’s bright spirit and how she faces everything with grace and courage. She’s not angry or bitter. She laughs daily at the world and herself. My mother is an impressive pillar of strength.
Of course it goes without saying that Mom is my fashion role model. She has shown me how to be stylish yet unique, classic yet avant-garde. I like that she’s a master at taking current fashions mixing them up and making them uniquely her own.
The photo above was taken when I was around nine-years-old. Mom is wearing a dress-suit in one of her favorite colors – burgundy. You can just see the cream skirt which had a diagonal plaid. Around her neck she’s wearing her father’s Annapolis ring on a double gold chain. I’m sporting a silly face paired with a blue and white spring dress, which had a red ribbon belt. I remember I used to wear that dress with white tights and white patent leather Mary Janes. This must have been after a special occasion – perhaps a school choir performance.
No one loves us like our moms. Happy Mother’s Day to my mom and to all mothers!