Monday, March 23, 2009

my favourite things: my wonderful mom!

photo of our piano by little rikrak, from a few years ago. age 3

we're back! hope everyone had a wonderful week! little friend & i had a great time march break-ing @ my wonderful mom's. today's post is in honour of her... happy birthday to my amazing mom!

gosh - i just love my mom so much.
she inspires me everyday to be a kinder, more loving, more generous, more thoughtful, more creative soul. i'm so lucky to have her as one of my dearest friends in the world. i'm so honoured that friends & aquaintences alike will often say that she's one of the kindest people they have ever known. and it's true! and she has inspired 1000's of children with the love of music, and with the joy of kindness thru her teaching. she is a brilliant musician, teacher, & is so wholly dedicated to her family that she just shines! she & my wonderful dad always encouraged me in everything i did. at every age. i'm so fortunate! and i gotta say.. whenever i see my mom & little rikrak together, and their immense &, tremendous love for one another, and hilarious antics together... wow. it's one of the best things in the world to me!

i thought i'd share a little moment from our visit together last week to sort of glimpse at what my mom is always like... it's the middle of the night. little rikrak is sleepless with terribly hurty growing pains. he's somewhat inconsolable, poor little thing. many lullabies, rubs, cuddles & warm beanbags later... nothing seems to help. my wonderful mommy is just a fountain of loving wisdom. she has always been the most patient of souls. she quietly goes to the piano, and plays little rikrak's favourite songs, in a lulling and soothing way. instantly.... he calmed down... relaxed, slept. half an hour later, cuddling little rikrak, listening to my amazing mom playing so many of my own favourites in her beautiful beautiful way @ 3 in the morning... i just felt so very very lucky. i really am.

it's that kind of selfless, modest, brilliant problem-solving demeanor that is always brimming over from my mom.
folks say i have her smile, and i'm so honoured. what a room-brightening, sad-times-lifting, beautiful smile it is, mom! i love you so much. thanks for everything. always!


and it's so nice to see you all again. stay tuned for lots of fun here @ the rikrak studio this week. happy monday!
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  1. that has got to be one of the most touching, loving, inspiring, encouraging, sweet, and BEAUTIFUL stories ever. It makes me love the rikrak household even MORE!
    Please give your mum a big hug and a 'thank you' from me, for raising and loving one of the most fabulous peoples I could ever be acquainted with.
    ;) XOXO!

  2. This post makes me happy. Happy Birthday to you Mom!

  3. Awww, now I know where you're nice, creative and loves comes from! What a beautiful post! Happy B-day to your mom. Can I throw her in the air? ;)

  4. Beautiful little story :)

  5. Ohh love your mom story, she sounds so wonderful, just like you are!!
    You made me teary eyed!!
    Happy Birthday to your mom!!

  6. what an adoring loving grandmommy for little rikrak!

  7. Happy happy birthday, Momma RR! Why am I not surprised that your Mum sounds so terrific? Sweet story :)

  8. thanks so much for your kind words, sweeties! :) much appreciated! (mommy rikrak sure is a superstar! thanks for the cheers!)

  9. that is so sweet
    my mom too is my best of friends and we share so much

    moms are the bestest
    i can't wait to be one myself

  10. What a wonderful entry; you're very lucky to have such a supportive mom (and dad!). A happy family is a beautiful thing indeed.

    My family's kind of disintegrated and dysfunctional, but we try... :)


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