Bossy and her mom have been carrying on a love affair for four decades, which is only slightly less interesting than knowing that when they’re around each other, the two best friends giggle incessantly until everyone else has given up and gone home and still they giggle — which is trumped only by the fact that Bossy and her mother were partners in a design business for years and years and they never got tired of spending full days together, which isn’t as important as knowing Bossy and her mom come as a package deal who haven’t lived more than a block apart for nearly all of Bossy’s life, and oh, by choice.
Jenny saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 9:23 am
That is a great picture of you and your mom 😉
corrie saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 9:29 am
I am going to send this page to my mother this morning!
I don’t know how I will ever manage to live life fully after she’s gone… We are just the closest of close!
When I see her tomorrow, I’m going to take a pic of two of us together ~ it’s been too long since we’ve done that.
Congratulations to both Bossy & Bossy’s dear Mother for your special connection!
Philly saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 9:32 am
You are soooooo lucky !! I miss my Mom !!!
Tuli saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 9:51 am
Bossy & Bossy’s Mom make quite the lovely pair. I can almost hear the giggles and the hoots of laughter.
You’ve inspired me to, like Corrie, take a photo with my mom. It has been YEARS since we’ve had our picture taken together.
Julie saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 10:12 am
Oh how I envy your relationship with your mom. Mine is, um, strained to say the least. Most of the time, I feel like an orphan.
This is a gorgeous picture of the two of you.
p.j. saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 10:21 am
Beautiful. You are both so blessed to have each other. Cherish that.
I am not sure that I have a decent picture of just me and my Mom–she hated having her picture taken, and I was always the picture-taker.
Take care, p.j.
Meg at the Members Lounge saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 10:29 am
This post is why the Council hearts BOSSY and her fabulous Mom!
Linda saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 10:32 am
I feel the same way about my mom. I can’t imagine life without her in it, and even though I am married and have a brother and other family members, someday when she is gone, I feel I will be all alone in the world.
Smalltown Mom saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 10:42 am
Very beautiful picture!
21st Century Housewife saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 10:44 am
Lucky Bossy! Lucky Bossysmom!
FL Liz saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 10:49 am
Yep, Mom’s are the best!!! I have a few great pictures of me and mine. She died on 9/11 (not related to the accidents). She was such a warm/compassionate people person that we figured God recruited her for his welcoming committee for all the poor souls taken in that day’s tragedy. She’s in my heart every day and time does heal. Happy to hear you have as good a relationship as I did. It will always see you through hard times……always.
Shelley saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 10:55 am
What a great picture. And what a great thing to have such a wonderful relationship with your mom. I hope my daughters and I are like that when they are older. I think we might be. My mother is…um…opinionated, and loud, and um…kind of annoying. 🙂
Emily Rebekah saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 11:06 am
Not only is Bossy close to her mom, she is also her mom’s twin!
David saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 11:08 am
Wow. Rare. My mom and my sister are not close like this, and my mom and HER mom were definitely not close like this.
Little Miss Sunshine State saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 11:13 am
I would be willing to bet that Bossy and her daughter will have the same kind of relationship.
My Mom and I could easily live with each other. She always tells my husband that she is going to kidnap me so we can live together for the rest of her life.
Maureen saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 11:43 am
What a lovely tribute to both of you. Wish my mom didn’t live 650 miles away, Note to self take a pic next time with Mom.
Owengirl79 saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 11:43 am
Wow! Bossy and Bossy’s mom sure do look alike! And to have a wonderful relationship is such a blessing!
Lauri saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 11:44 am
What a beautiful picture of you two. My mom and I were close like that – she was my best friend…she passed away before my kiddos were born – I like to think she sent them to us with a huge hug and a kiss…treasure that relationship – there’s nothing that can replace your momma…
Lisa saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 11:55 am
My Mom and I were never like that. I think she wanted to be but she just wasn’t emotionally capable. So now with my daughter I have the opportunity to be the Mother that I needed so much. Here’s to Bossy and Bossy’s Mother!
Kelly saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 11:56 am
Awesome picture! Made me a little teary eyed, but that’s good!
heidig saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 12:01 pm
I am completely jealous of Bossy and Bossy’s Mom. My mom is NOT like Bossy’s Mom but my mother-in-law is a wonderful replacement!
Momish saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 12:29 pm
Aw, you touch my heart Bossy! My mom and I are best friends too so I know exactly what you are talking about. We talk on the phone just about every night (the bitch moved an hour away about 10 years ago). When I found out I was going to have a baby girl, I cried out of joy. All I can hope is that she and I have this same special mother/daughter relationship!
Ms. Cranky Pants saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 1:41 pm
Most. Heartwarming. Picture. Ever.
Carroll saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 3:07 pm
Bossy, I know you know this…but, those money troubles? And the occasional worry over other one-thing-and-anothers? Those mean nothing. Nothing, I tell you, when stacked against the heart-deep feelings you and your fully-wonderful family all share with each other. You’ve got it all, girl — all that really matters, anyway.
Regina saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 3:38 pm
This and the comments here made me tear up. I so, so hope my daughter and I will be like this always. It is such a fine line, it seems, between, engaged loving mother and a Smother. I hope I can find the balance.
Bossy's Daughter saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 7:27 pm
oh i could DEFINITELY hear the laughter and giggles. maybe because you guys were RIGHT UPSTAIRS! but seriously…great picture.
AJMick saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 7:38 pm
This is so sweet; like a few of the other commenters I lost my mom entirely too young and I miss her dearly. Your tribute today shows that you obviously cherish her… hold her close; a mom like her (and you, too) is priceless and irreplaceable. Great picture!
Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 8:44 pm
Cupcake Murphy saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 10:10 pm
I love that kind of love.
The Zadge saysSeptember 17, 2009 at 10:46 pm
Aww, that makes me all warm and happy!!! My mom (“Moomskers”) is my best friend too!!
Suzanne saysSeptember 18, 2009 at 8:59 am
I’m so glad that bossy still has her mom! And she’s lucky to have you! I miss my mom.
Divina saysSeptember 18, 2009 at 5:27 pm
That is the sweetest thing. Ever.
bossy's friend martha's sis saysSeptember 18, 2009 at 9:50 pm
kisses to that mom of yours! you both look so beautiful!
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysSeptember 19, 2009 at 12:18 am
I have one of those!
She lives right next door and looks like my twin, too. (This twin or sisterly thing works more for the mother and less for the daughter, but we overlook this minor issue thanks to red wine.)
Please bring Bossy’s Mom down south anytime Bossy and she want to get away for a bit. If Bossy happens to strap Kevin Bacon to the roof of her CRV, nobody’d be the wiser.
AnnP saysSeptember 19, 2009 at 12:57 pm
Bossy, how did your mom do it? What would you say was the most important thing that your mom gave you that nurtured such a strong relationship between you guys? I have two growing daughters and would love to hear your mom’s perspective. How about a guest post! Anyway, you guys are beautiful.
judy saysSeptember 19, 2009 at 3:50 pm
Nicest thing I’ve heard in a long time. Beautiful.
Lisa saysSeptember 19, 2009 at 9:49 pm
Arent mamas the BEST!!
I work with mine, fulltime AND live only one more block away from her than you boss..the 2 blocks make it perfect for the kids to walk there, and for me to know shes still in the house that she grew me up in..
I would NOT be able to live without her, as is obviously the case here. Go boss, and your mama~~