Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Different Kind Of Post

Dear readers, this will not be a post about my fitness or lack thereof, but a post about something near and dear to my heart.

You see today is the birthday of the woman who made me the sarcastic, spoiled know-it all I am today: my Mems.

I often get asked "Who is Mems?" The short answer is she's my grandmother who became my mother.

She's Ouiser, Miss Clairee and Julia Sugarbaker rolled in to one. She's outspoken, strong willed, always right, always there and the person I want to be when I grow up.

She's my best friend, soundingboard, comic relief and savior. If it wasn't for Mems I wouldn't be me.

I thank God everyday my life ended up in her capable hands... those hands have shaped me to be a loud mouth, educated, happy go lucky woman. She inspires me to speak my mind, constantly question the status quo and do everything I can to make the world better for someone less fortunate.

She's got a big mouth and a bigger heart... and I feel sorry for anyone who doesn't have a Mems in their lives.

Happy Birthday Mems!