(my favorite shoes: black loafers from cathy jean. and my favorite pair of socks: fake louis vuitton, about $3 from a vendor in S. Korea) :)
And since it's Valentine's Day, I thought I'd share a story about my love, not for a hubby, but for my mother; after all, Valentine’s Day is about love in general, right? :) So, every year I hand-make cards for my mother every Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and her birthday. My father lives in S. Korea and my brother on the East Coast, so my mother and I have grown very close throughout the years as it’s just us two all the time. Although there’s many years between us -- especially since my brother's over 25 -- she’s like my best friend, making funny jokes, eating out and watching movies with me all the time, but at the same time she’s the best mother I could have ever asked for with the best advice, best sewing skills, and of course, the best food that only a mother could cook.
This year is my junior year of high school and boy, with all the college prep and school work, I forget how much my mother does for me. She always schedules her itinerary according to my school day and whether or not I need a ride (since I don’t have my own car). She sacrifices her time to find the best educational opportunities for me; and yet I take for granted all the things she’s done for me. Unfortunately, sometimes I even complain that she doesn’t do enough.
When I realize all the time and energy my mother sacrifices for me despite her weak health (as she recovered from breast cancer a few years ago), I am utterly thankful for all that she’s done and sometimes only tears can express my gratitude for her.
Education is a top priority for me (I wanna make it big one day y’know? :) ), and despite all my busy-ness, hopefully I can muster up a little card for my mother to continue my tradition. I'm so glad I have days like today to remind myself of what really matters in life -- love.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! :)