Monday, November 17, 2008

An Epic Woman

'Twas the night before the weekend
And all through the house
Were messes and socks and even a real mouse.

Nothing was hung ANYwhere with care.
But never fear, Cheri would send Martitza to dare
Step into my house, step into my clutter.
And prepare this crazed placed without even a mutter.

A party was happening.
A surprise would take place.
A surprise planned with love for a woman with grace.

The woman would turn half a century old
The woman, my mother, could not be told
ANYthing remotely that breathed the surprise.
So Cheri and and had a plan to devise.

We coaxed my poor Mother into thinking the worst
We told her to meet at the counselor's office first.
A Sunday meeting with "Yoda" to spill all my beans
But, wait, "dress cute," don't wear ratty jeans.

My mother, she fretted, what could it be?
Why does my daughter want to torture me?
My 50th birthday is quickly approaching.
My daughter is selfishly bitching and moaning.

"I'm SO busy Mom."  "My life is a wreck."
You must meet me on Sunday to sort out the mess.
"I'll pick you up at noon, so we can drive together."
Meanwhile Cheri greets guests and cuts bagels.

We show up in the back, tear open the door,
Mom walks into my home to find friends she adores.
Her "Trish" friends, "her Patti" friends, and even some call her "Gran."
Which Cheri, the lovely co-host has planned.

"We did it!"  We cried.  
And of course she looked cute.
'Cause what can be better than hawt legs in hawt boots!

I hope she exclaimed as she cried out in fright,
"I'm a beautiful woman with a beautiful life!"

Happy Birthday Mom.  You rock 50!  I love you.

For the backstory on this incredible woman, see here.


Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

What a sweet birthday poemy post!

Yay Jamie! I was going to say that I wish I had a daughter like you, but I have three! You da bomb. You're so much like your mom, I'm gonna start calling you Mini-She.

Amy said...

YAY for pulling it off! You and your mom are so cute! Happy Birthday to her!

Marlys said...

j-me! So sweet, so fun! My sister and I did one when my mom turned 50, but she complained when my sister told her to "dress nicer" to go Christmas shopping. She was not happy when she walked in. I am glad your mom took your advice because she does look HOT!!! What legs -- no wonder yours are so great!

Hilary said...

Happy birthday to your Mom who does NOT look anywhere near 50. I'm envious! Lovely linked-to post - the letter to Catherine.

MelADramatic Mommy said...

How great! You're such a good daughter.

tommie said...

What a fun surprise..!!And yes, she is rocking that dress and cute boots.

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

You are an awesome daughter!
Great post for mom!

Lisa said...

Looks like a wonderful time. What a young, hot mama you have!

And the post that you linked to about your mom being adopted??? Made me cry. Beautiful...really.

Krystyn said...

Happy Birthday! What a hot mom, too! She's rocking in the dress and boots.

Cindy said...

Sweet poem. Your mom doesn't even begin to look 50!

Wendi said...

You sure know how to throw a party!
Happy Birthday to your Mom!
She does NOT look 50.
What is her secret?

Candy said...

SOMEWHERE .....SOME HOW.....along the way during your formative years....someone did a VERY SPECIAL thing in your life.

CC said...

Awesome birthday poem for an awesome mom!!!

And only 50?? My mom was super young when she had me and yet she passed 50 years ago. I'm. feeling. old.

CRigg said...

that was great, jamie. i especially loved reading her back-story - the letter to your grandmother Catherine. Beautifully written! you are such a great daughter.

San Diego Momma said...

That was really aswesome and sweet.

I so want to look like your mom when I'm 50.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I've only met her once, but yes, she is terrific.

And she raised you--a person I know firsthand is amazing--so I know she's got mad parenting skillz.

Happy Birthday Trish and kudos to Cheri and Jamie for pulling it off.

dkuroiwa said...

What an absolutely great way to spend a birthday!!
And I will ask the same kind of question I asked Cheri when she posted her girls.....Did Trish have you when she was, what? 14?? :-D Lordy! I wish I looked as good now (at 46) as she does at 50!! And yes...she is rawkin' the hawt boots!!
You all done good!!!

Burgh Baby said...

Holy hell you've got some HOT genes running through your family. And, yeah, I'm with the others. Was she like 12 when she had you? Because I know you didn't have your kids when you were 12. ;-)

Congrats on pulling off the surprise, and happy birthday to your mom!

Jasmine said...

What a fantastic little poem!! I loved it and felt like I was reading Dr. Seuss! You are so cute! Your mom is so beautiful and looks fantastic! WoW!
I miss seeing you... we need to get together!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday to Trish! What a nice tribute!

katydidnot said...

i know i'm missing the point of the poem, but i'm distracted by who this martitza is and why cheri has not sent her to my house.

cute poem for your totally cute mom.