To the Best Mommy Dearest

January 10th, 2014 | Uncategorized

Before I got home I had a list of all the places I wanted to get food from Chipotle, Famous Daves, Chick-fil-A and many more, but I soon realized there is nothing like my mom’s home cooking. She made all of my favorites like fried chicken, sweet potatoes, and she even made homemade macaroni and cheese for the first time! She also didn’t waste any time informing me of how she isn’t mentioned in any of my blogs. Shortly after, my dad pointed out that I talk to her twice and sometimes three times a day, so maybe that is how I overlooked it. My bad mom… J


Needless to say, this blog is dedicated to my mom, Keia Jones Brooks. I was so happy to see my mom. She is the funniest person I know, she always tells it like it is and keeps everything in the house in order. She is a total neat freak and definitely had Olivia and myself doing chores double time at the house. All I heard was “Marian do the dishes”, “Marian walk the dogs”, and “Marian go to the store for me.”


It felt good to be back in that atmosphere, even though I’m not a huge fan of chores. I also went to work with her and spent the day just hanging out, some quality mother first-born daughter time. When I first arrived home, I went upstairs to let Princess and Blizzard out of the cage, but didn’t notice the room, so my mom made me go back upstairs and to my surprise I had a brand new room…haha. She hung up my pictures from senior night at NSU and she bought me a nice all black platform bed from IKEA. Me and my mom like IKEA, but we don’t have the patience to put the furniture together so after my family told me about how she spent 2 hours in the store looking for the perfect bed and then more hours putting it together, with the help of family members, I knew she really missed me. That was one of the most exciting parts for me.


Normally my mom isn’t emotional, but when she said she wanted me to come back home after I’m all finished, I knew my absence over the last 4 months hit a soft spot (which I didn’t think existed anyway…just kidding mom). She also did it up real big for Christmas! She pretty much got me everything I asked for and more (yes, I still write a Christmas list). I also got her a Pandora bracelet with a passport charm on it to remind her daily that she needs to work on getting one. She has worn it everyday since. 


My mom has taught me how to be the young lady I am today. She has never let me quit anything because she believes “once a quitter, always a quitter.” My mom has always pushed me to do my best by being, hands down, my toughest critic. She has helped me turn my weaknesses into strengths by showing me how to do things and by giving me advice on how to deal with people. She is a handworker and I admire every single thing about my mom. I learned how to overcome obstacles by watching my mom. I only wish she would take more pictures so I could capture her beauty and share it with the rest of the world.


She will be coming to visit in April during my sister’s spring break. Olivia’s godmother, Ms. Cheryl, will also be with them.



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