i know you know how much i love my birth mother.
but what i know you don't know is my love for my mom.
meet mom:best $9 i ever spent.
she came into my life september of my senior year.
i've spent the past years watching her, talking to her, laughing at her, and walking into the kitchen making jokes like "WOW, mom is getting huge!!" or "we have the cutest mom ever!" ... you get it.
i introduced her to goldfish... and was there for her when she swallowed her first one whole.
i've watched her grow from a tiny little creep the size of a quarter, to a full grown woman turtle. she was the best pet i ever had.
scotty and i had planned on keeping her for the rest of our lives. he complained a little, but i know he loved her. look at the tenderness he shows her!
apparently some people don't love her.
last night my parents (i mostly blame the birth mother) disposed of her in a nearby pond.
i'm glad mitchell was there to conduct the farewell with love. anyone else in the family would have just plopped her in there and left. he gave her the send off she deserved.
i didn't even get to say goodbye.
however, i'm convinced the empty windowsill in the kitchen will forever make me miss her.
i love you.