Well, this Sunday is Mother's Day and in typical Shannon fashion I have waited until the last minute to get my Mom a gift, partly because I have absolutely no idea what to get her but mostly because I am the biggest procrastinator ever!!! (I hate deadlines and I refuse to wear a watch.) Even though it may seem as if I'm a selfish, ungrateful child because I am 2 days away from Mother's Day and still have no gift, I've been thinking about my Mom a lot lately and what a loving, caring person she is. My Mom is one of those people who truly loves everyone, she always has a smile on her face and she makes everyone around her feel welcome. There really are no words to describe how much I love my Mom, and one day when I'm a Mommy I hope I'm as good a Mommy as she is and has been. My poor Mom! I feel so bad when I think of what a spoiled, bratty teenager I was and all the trouble I caused!!! But she never gave up on me; don't get me wrong, I've had my fair share of "come to Jesus" meetings (mostly at the behest of my Dad because of something snotty I said to my Mom) and punishments, but she never stopped loving me. She was there for me when my heart got broken, and cheering me on when I picked up the pieces. She urged me to return to college and get my degree, and proudly yelled her ass off when they called my name at graduation. And, when I move to Baton Rouge I'm gonna miss seeing her everyday and talking about whats going on; but, I'm sure she will help me get through that as well. She'll be there when I walk down the aisle and when I have babies of my own. My Mom is truly amazing, she has taught me that if you want something bad enough you have to go and get it, even though it might be scary and uncomfortable to do so. So, to repay her for all the times she was there for me when I was scared of where life was taking me, I'm going to be there for her... Next Saturday, May 16, she is putting her artwork out on display for the first time at The Big Easel in River Ranch and I know she is excited and at the same time scared (its scary to let people you've never met see your work!!! I would be petrified!). So I'll be there to back her up and cheer her on, partly because she's my Mama but mostly because she's my inspiration. I love you Mama!!!
Here are a few pieces of my Mom's work:
Also, her blog is katcrosbynofearart.blogspot.com to check out more of her artwork!!!