I know that Mother's Day was yesterday but I felt so inspired to write a post about it - better late than never, right? I got back from California late last night and I was so thrilled to have gotten to celebrate Mother's Day in person with my momma. We had the perfect day - I took an early morning SoulCycle class (where I was given the fabulous pink Mom tattoos that Andrew's rocking in the photo above) before we all had a delicious brunch at one of our favorite Santa Monica spots, Huckleberry. We noshed on fried egg sandwiches, lentils with feta and swiss chard, and tons of desserts - a strawberry tartlet, a vanilla ginger donut, a mixed berry crumble, and the most perfect lemon bar I've had in a good long while. We spent the rest of the afternoon taking in the Los Angeles skyline from the Griffith Observatory. The weather was divine and the sky was crystal clear, and we all had so much fun together.
My mom has taught me so much, more than I could ever try to convey here. She is a role model to me in so many ways and I love how adventurous she is - together we've traveled all over the world (she's heading to Ghana with me next week, and it will be her sixth trip to West Africa), explored hundreds of amazing places, and eaten so much delicious food (okay, and drank so much delicious wine). I know that I can speak for Andrew when I say that she's just the best.
Yesterday I read a beautiful post by Max Wanger on Instagram (originally from his wife, Margeaux) that I just had to share in light of Mother's Day:
"To all of you who are already moms. To all of you who are soon-to-be moms. To all of you who long to be moms. To all of you who are missing your moms. To all of you who have experienced the joy of giving your entire heart to another living being, human or not. You are amazing and you are loved."
Happy (belated) Mother's Day to my beautiful mom! I love you!