Kat and I were talking about Mothers' Day a couple nights ago, and we talked about how we wanted to show our appreciation for our moms. I mentioned that I planned to post a shout-out to my mom here, on the Grease Rag blog. Kat thought it would be cool to post a note and a photo to her mom, too. Then we got to thinking... maybe some of you women/trans/femmes would like to send a note to a mother that you love!
Whether you live near or far, please send us a short text and a photo (please host the photo somewhere, like photobucket or flickr) and we will post them here on Sunday! The stories and photos don't have to be bike-related, but it would be so. very. cool. if they were!
Send an email to email@example.com with "Your Name, Mothers' Day" in the subject, and we will post your virtual hug for the mama you love.
Not that you asked, but here's a little bit about my mom and me:
My mom lives on the West Coast, so I don't get to see her very often, but I think about her a lot. My mom is always striving to make things better, and to make things beautiful, and I try to channel that energy when I'm doing important things like volunteering with the GR. We both, for better or worse, tend to take everything we do really seriously- from baking cakes to starting businesses to folding the bathroom towels. (There is a right way and a wrong way! Haha. I am my mother's daughter...)
Some of you might remember that my mom came to visit me last September, and I deviously asked her to time her trip around the 3rd Thursday of the month. I wanted her to see the organization and people that I spend my time with. She loooved the Grease Rag! Specifically, she loved the WTFs that came in to work on their bikes. She thought you all were so fearless and able! Ever since then, when I call and we talk about Grease Rag or "bike stuff," I hear the passion in her voice and I can tell that she gets it. And by extrapolation I know that she gets me, too. Which is pretty great.
Moms are awesome.