Growing up, my mother signed all of our lunchbox notes and birthday cards like this:
Seven simple letters that meant (and still means) so much to me and my sisters.
It stands for:
Never To Old To Hug And Kiss
In context, it would look like this:
I’m not 100% sure what it means, but something to the effect of no matter how old you get, you’re never too old for a hug and a kiss from your parents.
I tried to google it, and just as I thought, it looks like my mom made that phrase up. She does that a lot. My sisters and I crack up at night sometimes thinking of all the funny things she used to tell us. We believed everything she said when we were little. Her creativity and sense of humor is one of the things I love most about my mom.
I’d like to think that a lot of my quirkiness comes from her. She always finds the bright side of everything. People say that we look alike too. Picasa Photos actually thinks we’re the same person when it does photo recognition. This makes me happy every time it happens.
Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!
And Happy Mother’s Day to my second mom, Julie! And our grandmothers. We love and miss you all!