Mother’s Day is a special day, not only because it’s a time to honor the Mother’s and honorary mother’s in all of our lives but it’s a time to look back and reflect. I know for me it’s so easy to get caught up in the fast paced world and I need a second to stop and remember where all my craziness comes from.
I’m so lucky to have not only my Mother but also my grandmother with me and I was just able to visit both of them on my recent trip home. Both are awesome in their own right and I’m so blessed to have them. My mom doesn’t even realize she’s a fangirl, what did she want for Mother’s Day? The Avengers on blu-ray! #awesome!
The awesome Ms. Pinky took some time to reflect as well this Mother’s Day about her own Mom, her love of celebrities and her first photo opp!
Check out her Mother’s Day tribute after the jump! And to all the Mom’s out there… THANK YOU! We love you!
Hello, my lovelies. Pinky Lovejoy here to talk to you about Mother’s Day. Now, Mother’s Day has always had a special place in my heart because I was born on Mother’s Day exactly 40 years ago today.
While the actual date was different in 1973 (as I was born at 5:13 a.m. on 5/13/73), it was indeed on Mother’s Day. As luck would have it, I have a pretty spectacular mother.
Not only did she dress me in pink and let me walk to the beat of my own drum, but she allowed me to decorate my room however I wanted.
This, of course, meant pages ripped out from teeny bop magazines like Teen Beat, Tiger Beat, and Bop.
My walls were mainly covered with pictures of Ricky Schroder (which I’m sure we’ve discussed, as well as the fact that she had a picture of Ricky Schroder put on my birthday cake when I was 12 and I ate his lips). But she supported anything I wanted to do – she wasn’t just my mom, she was my friend.
When I wrote letters to Ricky Schroder, Sean Astin, and Jason Bateman and invited them to a party,
she’s the one who insisted we go to Jason’s play (as he was the only one who responded – well, rather, his fan club responded with a flyer for his play in Hollywood) and drove me six-hours round trip so that I could meet him.
That was my very first celebrity photo opp and obviously it triggered a love for celebrity photo opps that I’ve never outgrown. Because of my mother’s love and support I was able to follow my heart and my dreams and do any and all of the wild and crazy things I’ve wanted to do over the years.
Because of the roots my mother (and my father for that matter) provided for me, I’ve been able to “fly,” if you will (sorry, I don’t mean to sound like a Hallmark commercial or cheesy Mariah Carey song).
My mother lives much too far away from me these days and I miss her. But the love, friendship, and values she instilled upon me live on and I’m so grateful to have her as my mom. I’m sure most of you think that your mom is the best and while I can appreciate that, I have to respectfully disagree. My mom is the best and I’m the luckiest girl in the world for that. Happy Mother’s Day, mom. I love you.
To all the moms out there, enjoy your special day. Thank you for loving your children and providing a safe place for them to land. I admire you all so much and wish you the very best today and always. For additional pink fodder, please visit www.pinkylovejoy.com or follow me on Twitter @pinkylovejoy. As always, have a pink day!