Saturday, May 25, 2013

VIP: Tamara Bench Minnick

My Mom is beautiful. Simple as that. Tamara Bench Minnick is one in a million! I don't know how it worked up in heaven with the family choosing process, but man am I grateful that I ended up with her. I love her. I don't say it enough, but from the bottom of my heart, I love that beautiful, selfless, enduring woman. She is strong, smart, and independent; but also soft and tender hearted. I love looking into her eyes. She has happy eyes, sometimes concerned eyes when she knows something is bugging you. And that smile. She can light up any room she walks into. My favorite is when she grabs my hand and tickles my arm. Her hands are seriously as soft as a babies bottom, luckily I inherited that trait from her. (Boys, my hands are ready to be held, they are really really soft.. hint..hint). Also, if you want a really good hug, my Mom is better than really good. More than that, my Mom has an unconditional love for my brothers and I. Even when we act like dumb teenagers, she ignores our grumpy comments and continues to love us. If I can count on one person in this world to always be there for me, it's her. I wish I could be more like her. She genuinely loves people. My Mom cares, she loves to help, lift, and encourage those around her. When I have children someday, I want to teach them what my Mom taught love! She taught me that it is important to always look outward and never inward. She always says, "It's hard to make dumb mistakes when you're always lost in service!" She lives by that. My Mom is ALWAYS serving others. My Mom is special. I know that she was supposed to be my Mother, and I know that she is the BEST mother on this earth for ME.

On this day 44 years ago the world shone brighter. (Remember age is just a number Mom! And yes, shone is a word, google told me). It's her birthday today. I am super happy that she was born. My Mom is the oldest and only girl, just like me! Although, we have completely opposite personalities, I am still lucky that I got her looks and not my dads..sorry dad. Anyways, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!! You are incredible.

Here are some fun facts about Tam:
1. She was head cheerleader, and also on Dance Company at Hillcrest high school.
2. She can still do a back flip on the tramp.
3. When she gets nervous she hums.
4. She LOVES sports.
5. Her real name is iMat... (apple genius)
6. If she were stranded on an island she would take diet coke with her and probably not my Dad..
7. She calls everyone "hon", "sweetie", or "dear" even the 48 year old McDonalds worker.
8. She sleep walks.
9. She just might be the DI's biggest contributor. (She threw away my baby blanket..still holding grudge..)
10. My Mom is a really good friend to everyone.


Love your favorite child,

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