Sunday, May 8, 2011

Me and My Gypsy Mother...

My Birth 1989

Christmas Time 1991

Steve's Graduation... 1994

Vegas Bowl 2008

Since today is Mothers Day I thought it would be appropriate to blog about my Gypsy. A lot of people have asked me lately as to why I call my mother, Michelle, a my Gypsy Mother. Well there's a few reasons..
1. My whole life growing up as long as I can remember Michelle has always had light brown hair with blonde highlights. Especially in the summer times her hair would go so blonde. Well when I was a junior in high school I remember Michelle telling me she was going to get her hair done and to be excited to see it. I came home from basketball practice and there was a strange lady standing in my kitchen. Her back was turned to me but she had long black hair. I thought at first it was my friend Sadie Wahlin but I don't know why Sadie would be here considering she lived in Texas at the time. This mysterious dark haired tall lady turns around and turns out to be Michelle! Since then she has had black hair. With her tan skin and black hair she definitely looked just like a Gypsy as well as part of our family now :)

2. If you know Michelle you will know that her favorite singer of all time is Cher. My mother Michelle is the biggest Cher fan. When it was Cher's "Farewell Concert" a couple years ago Michelle made us all stay in and watch the farewell concert. She not only made us all watch it but she also recorded it. She owns every Cher CD and know all of Cher's songs. I heard the song "Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves" by Cher and just knew it was meant to be! Michelle's new name was to be Gypsy.

3. The last and final reason is because when I was little Michelle would always dress up as a Gypsy for Halloween. After going to Italy and seeing real Gypsies my mother would definitely blend in well with them. Whenever Michelle is getting ready the last thing she does is put on her jewelry. This is a task in itself. She always needs helping putting on her bracelets and necklaces. 30 minutes later when all the jewelry is on she resembles the Gypsy costume from my child hood. A lot of silver bracelets, cuffs, and long necklaces.

Hopefully you all have a better understanding as to why I call Michelle my Gypsy Mother. Today is the glorious day once a year I get to celebrate my Gypsy Mother. I think everyone can agree with me that I have the most amazing Gypsy is the world. She has put up with me and my injuries as well as my other siblings and Steve for the past 25 years! She has dealt with 2 ACL tears, 1 PCL, 1 torn labrum and rotator cuff, 3 broken ankles/feet, 2 broken noses, 3 scoped knees, 1 shattered ankle, sets up stitches that are probably in the hundreds, Daryl's cut off finger, Devin's open compound fracture in his arm, Steve's meningitis, and now me and my cancer. This woman is amazing! On top of all this she finds time to be a member of the school board, run marathons, work out everyday, and even finds time to watch scary movies with me. How many Moms would watch the scariest of scary movies with their 21 yr old daughter? Not many. She's sat through thousands of my basketball and soccer games. Even when she knows I'm not going be playing because I'm hurt or sick she never misses a game. I have the most amazing Gypsy Mother ever! I know she's going to read this so Gypsy I love you! Thanks for taking care of me and forcing me to eat food and take my medicine when I don't want to. Porsche (My Cat) thinks you're the greatest Grandma ever and I think you're the best Gypsy Mother ever and I love you!

This week is the big week! Big party on Wednesday and my last chemo on Thursday :) Hope to see you all on Wednesday! I'm hoping I can bowl over a 50 for the first time ever! Thanks for all your love and support and prayers. Its working! And Happy Mothers Day too all the Mothers in my life. I wouldn't be here or be the person I am without you all.


Senior Night at Timpview 2008

Hawaii 2009

Mitchell's Wedding 2009

SLC Airport 2011

Mothers Day 2011


Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day!
Sooo Much Love, KPS

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Michelle. You are a WONDERFUL, AMAZING MOTHER. What a tribute to you from your amazing daughter. Thank you for sharing.
Ofa lahi atu, Vehikite family

maxfamclan said...

What beautiful pictures! I love it! Happy Mother's day! You are a special daughter and have a special mom. Two peas in a pod.

6 P's in a Pod said...

P.S. Can I start calling you "Gypsy Jr.?"

Tiffany said...

I love your gypsy mama too! She is the best :)