Hey girls, no nail post for today. You may remember from last year that February 2nd is an important day for me. First, the typical Groundhog Day meaning, and secondly, it's the day my mother passed away 9 years ago today. It's not a day I'm necessarily sad, but I always miss her especially on this day. Last year I did a mani in her honor (man, those pictures aren't my best but look how long my nails used to be! How do I get back to that?!) but I just haven't really felt like dedicating myself to do that again or to wear the same color again. Maybe it's a bit of a cop out this year, but with everything going on, I'm deciding against posting a mom mani.
Anyway, I'd really like to hear some of your favorite memories of YOUR moms today. I'll share some too. First, my mom was such an amazing advocate. I was her only biological child, and she would defend me tooth and nail. I remember in elementary school, a kid picked on me on the bus and my mom actually got on the bus, told the bus driver, and the bus driver made the kid apologize to me. It would have been really embarrassing to most kids, but I was just so proud to have someone stand up for me like that, against something that was probably no more than a few unkind words. (And don't worry, that kid never bothered me again.) Second, I remember how passionate she was, including about antiques. I remember going to flea markets with her where she'd spend hours setting up and organizing her treasures while buying some new ones. She'd always get me these refrigerated rotisserie chicken drumsticks and I remember it was my favorite part (oh, and one time this lady was selling a bunch of Halloween makeup and once when I was wandering around she gave me a ton of it). In many ways, I have her passion within me, such as my passion for nail polish!
What are your fondest or strongest memories of your mom?