May 18, 2017

Moments with Mom

Lets talk about superheroes today… nope, I’m not talking about capes, invisibility, or anything like that. I’m talking moms. I could write a whole book (…or series) of all that I appreciate and love about my mom. Instead of telling you a HUGE list of all the reasons she is my best friend, I’ll share with you just a few of my favorite moments with her.

Okay, this first one I don’t exactly remember because I was just a baby, but it was probably the very first moment that I ever saw a paint brush. I imagine opening my sleepy little eyes, looking up in my crib, and watching my loving mother paint on my wall. She painted beautiful bouquets of wild flowers when she put me down to nap. That is just one tiny example of how my mother opened the doors to create. I am forever thankful that she passed down her artistic gift to me.

This next one is how she taught me about love. As you can imagine, it is difficult to narrow it down to just one moment. Every single day, she is showing my older brothers and I what it is to love and be loved unconditionally. This particular memory really sticks with me though. So…… as many young and naive girls do, I got myself into a little bit of boy trouble. I was in college about an hour from her and I called her bawling my eyes out – poor thing probably couldn’t understand a thing I was saying. However, none of that mattered to her. She dropped everything she was doing just to come hug me. That was the day that I fully realized that I deserve love from her, from my significant other, and from myself.

This one is the time she taught me the value of spontaneity, following dreams, and having fun.  Right after I turned 21, her and I randomly decided to drive to Florida – with my new kitten and our blind poodle, I might add. Since she owns her own business (yeah, I did say super hero, right?) she has the ability to make her office a little bit of paradise for a month or so. I could seriously start a whole new blog about the memories from that trip, but let me just say that  the entire trip was just amazing mom-daughter quality time that I will hold in my heart forever.

I can’t say thank you enough for being you, Mom. Like you always say, Mom upside down is wow… because WOW you’re truly incredible. Single mother of three that always stayed humble, true to herself, and loves with all she has. I love you more than words can explain.

Thank you so much for reading about something so dear to me. Stay tuned for an amazing giveaway with JORD watches on my Instagram, @danniiemae! In the meantime, check out this beauty here! Shop all the gorgeous styles here!


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  • Amanda

    She is an amazing woman. She’s helped me through some of my toughest moments as well. Always open minded, understanding, patient and kind. So lucky to have you as a soul sister and even luckier to have gained a second mother. Love you both so much. 💕

    May 18, 2017 at 1:54 am Reply
    • Lee Ann

      Love you, too Amanda! Both you and Dannie have so many amazing experiences ahead of you. Remember, Life always has your back.

      August 24, 2017 at 3:25 am Reply

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