There are a lot of moms in my life that I want to shout out a very happy mother’s day to. But today in particular, I want to recognize a handful that play such an important role in my life.
The first, of course, is my momma .. who I’ve been calling Marmee since I read Little Women in middle school.
She’s someone who I couldn’t imagine my life without and we had a big year with her walking me down the aisle last summer.
It takes a pretty exceptional woman to raise five daughters. Mom, I love you so much and wouldn’t be half the person I am today without your love and support.
Next up is my sister, Alex.
She’s the mother to three exceptional children who are fun, smart, full of surprises and some of the best little people I know.
I aspire to be like her when the day comes for me to have my own family. She is patient with them, above all else .. something I imagine isn’t the easiest thing to maintain when raising three rambunctious kids.
I also have to acknowledge my Aunt Trish, mother to my cousin Nadia. She’s great company and the woman can cook. Two reasons I’m especially excited she’s making Boston her permanent (for now) home.
And I have to acknowledge the Ervin mommas .. Kathy (Chad’s mom) and Julia (my sister-in-law).
Kathy has just been such a blessing in my life. She brought up two terrific sons (one that I’m particularly fond of) and is one of the most thoughtful people I know.
And Julia .. oh my how I wish we were next door neighbors and could chat and catch up and drink sangria on the front porch every day. I really did marry into the best family. Julia feels like my fifth sister and I’m so lucky to have her around.
One of the things I love about Julia is how fun she is. She and Erik have raised a great kid and his curiosity and sense of adventure comes straight from them.
Happy Mother’s Day!