Today is my Mom's birthday, to show my appreciation I'm dedicating this post to some of the reasons why she's the greatest.
She teached me to wright good. Growing up as the son of a writer and journalist gave me the advantage of having an awesome editor for all of my papers. Still today I don't never make grammatical errors when I write. It's a major advantage now that I'm back in college. (It's also a serious advantage that I can still email her my papers and she'll edit them for me.) Thanks Mom!
She helped pay for my trip to South America in 2011 and helped me fly to France last summer. My travels overseas have been some of the most life-changing experiences I've had so far. Each trip has helped me grow and increase my adaptability. I believe that the greatest gifts we can give are experiences, and he has helped me create unique adventures in my life. Thanks Mom!
Everyone thinks I look like her, and damn do we look good! Thanks Mom!
She does boring things for me. Right now I'm in Sweden hanging out at a cafe, my Mom is back in Flagstaff scheduling dentist and orthodontist appointments for me when I come home to visit. Also she paid for my plane ticket to come home. Thanks Mom!
She's hilarious! In fact her whole family is totally crazy. When the Tolans get together it's loud and rambunctious and I some of that energy rubbed off on me. Plus they're all writers (-1 photographer), so hopefully I got some of those genes too. Thanks Mom!
I hope all of you have moms that are as great as mine, but I doubt it.
Love you Mom!