Aloha Friday #81

May 7, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under aloha friday

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My question is:

What would you like to thank your Mom for this Mother’s Day?

About the author:
Owner and founder of An Island Life. Sharing my life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.


72 Responses to “Aloha Friday #81”
  1. Jennifer says:

    Giving me life and teaching me how to be a mom.

  2. TheAngelForever says:

    I would like to thank my mother for being herself. She has taught me the importance of being with family and how to be a good mother.

    Happy Mother’s Day all :)

  3. A Psych Mommy says:

    Teachig me that it’s okay to fail–what’s important is that you try again.

  4. Anissa says:

    I would like to thank her for my life and always being there for me.

  5. Cathi ~ The Way I See It Too says:

    For her patience with me over the years!!

  6. The Social Frog says:

    Her unconditional love through the years, her being there for me :)

  7. Angela says:

    For putting up with me when I was 13-19!

  8. Kari A. says:

    I would like to thank my mom for never giving up on me.

  9. Heather says:

    For being a great mom and even greater grandmother. She always is willing to lend me a helping hand when I’m on the brink of mommy insanity! :-)

  10. Louise says:

    Thanks mom for my b-day present, I got THE BEST pair of boots

  11. Melissa says:

    For giving me life. My mom is complicated and sometimes I just don’t know about her. That may sound harsh, but if you knew how crazy she is, you’d understand.

  12. m a m a j o s s says:

    I’d like to thank her for warning me that “someday, you’ll have kids of your own and see for yourself” — she was right…I love her more now than ever.

    Happy Mother’s Day Mommy…yay for baby on the way — hope you are feeling better these days!

  13. Michelle says:

    I would like to thank my mom for always being there for me and my family and making my daughters feel absolutely loved by their grandma!

  14. diana/sunshine says:

    for being a realist and understanding me as a teenager and young adult.

  15. Pegsy says:

    For always being there when I needed to talk and listening to EVERYTHING I had to say. Still….

  16. Michelle (ahappyhippy mom) says:

    For putting up with me! I was a terror as a teenager.

  17. Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says:

    For all of the help that she’s given me over the years, and for being so involved with her granddaughters’ lives.

  18. Rach (Heart of Rachel) says:

    I’m thankful to my mom for guiding me and supporting me in everything.

  19. Optographer says:

    for being there when ever I wanted too

  20. Optographer says:

    for being there ………… always

  21. Megan says:

    Pregnant. It ain’t happening though.

  22. Kelly @ Parenting Princesses says:

    I’d like to thank her for watching my kids while I went to school. Without her I wouldn’t have my degree

  23. otin says:

    For the way she worked all of her life to provide for two kids that did not realize until years later what an amazing thing that she did on a waitress salary.

  24. Nabeel says:

    For always being there

  25. East Coast Wahine says:

    My mother taught me to be myself….my dad taught me to follow my dreams…

  26. harriet says:

    My mom is still alive- it’s been a tough year for her. :)

  27. Angie says:

    I would like to thank my mom for always being there for me, being a great Mom and a great grandma!

  28. Jenni Jiggety says:

    I would like to thank her for being such an outstanding grandmother to my children. They are the luckiest boys in the world!

  29. Sarah says:

    I would like to thank her for never waivering. What a great role model.

  30. tara says:

    for really just being an all around amazing mom :D

  31. Andrea McMann says:

    Can I say everything?? She’s the greatest, and if I end up to be half as close to my kids when they’re grown as I am to my own mother, I’ll be satisfied. :)

  32. ParentingPink says:

    For all of her support and love when I was a child. Now that I have children of my own, I realize what a sacrifice it is and how much hard work goes into raising children. She did a wonderful job!

  33. Amy@Coffee with the Mrs. says:

    I can’t possibly answer this question simply. There are SOO many things to thank her for. One thing I can share to thank her for is for her support to me as I learn about being a mom…soon to be mom of 2.
    I could go on and on but that would take forever.

  34. Mighty M says:

    For being so great at taking care of us when we need her the most.

  35. Jen E @ mommablogsalot says:

    My mother and I don’t have a terribly normal relationship so this question is sadly not easy for me to answer – but you know I thank her for giving me life. :)

  36. Kim @ The Mom Trap says:

    Oh, I will so thank her for putting up with me when I was a brain-dead, arrogant, know-it-all, rebellious teenager. lol

  37. Em Dy says:

    Just being there

  38. Ollie McKay's says:

    Thank you “maMA” ~ my beautiful Mommy ~ for showing me how to live a life filled with doing good things for other’s! Your spirirt and soul still amazes me everyday of my life. Happy Mother’s Day!!!

  39. Pamela Kramer says:

    For letting me live? rofl….
    I would thank her for giving me the space I needed to learn some really hard lessons.

  40. Toni says:

    For doing the best she possibly could raising me. For pushing through her chemo treatments and continuing to push through her radiation. Her strength is inspiring

  41. Toni says:

    Thank you mom for raising me to be independent, strong, caring, giving and fun!

  42. Renee says:

    Thanks to my mom for giving me my self worth.

  43. Nna @ Juggling-mam says:

    I would like to thank my mom for being this amazing lady who has always been their for us. She is still always their when you need her and now she is this amazing grandma who does just as much for her grandkids as she did for us when we were kids.

  44. mommy-momo says:

    participating for the first time. Mr linky isnt working?

  45. IE Mommy says:

    I would like to thank my mom for always standing beside me…no matter the situation.

    Join me at The IE Mommy for my Aloha Friday question.

  46. mommy-momo says:

    opps now working! You’re blog is so adorable! love it :)

  47. Brandi says:

    For showing me how to be a great mom!

  48. Sweet Serendipity says:

    I would like to thank her for always being supportive no matter what. Even when she didn’t believe I was making the right choices, she always believed in me and encouraged me to be myself, stand for my own convictions, and believe in me. She also taught me the value of family.

  49. Michelle says:

    I will thank her for her unconditional love and support and for giving my kids that best Granny on the planet!

  50. Jinxy says:

    My Mom has taught me to be understanding of peoples flaws and not to judge others.

  51. Christa says:

    Well, I was not as fortunate as some of you, but I will give her this. She showed me what not to do. =) My blog post is all about props to myself! LOL.

  52. Gena says:

    For telling me to do what makes me happy and not what others think I should do!

  53. Becca says:

    I’ve actually been thinking about this a lot recently. I would love to thank my mom for being a stay at home mom the whole time I was small and then only taking a job while I was in school when I got older. There is just something to be said about a mom who takes you to school and picks you up from school :)

  54. Nichol says:

    For her strength and teaching me to be strong. She has been through it all and still never gives up. I love you mom!

  55. Lori Barnes says:

    I would thank my mom for her always un-conditional love, and for being everything and more a mother should be.

  56. Elle says:

    I’m looking forward to Mother’s Day because my parents will be arriving at our house that afternoon. They live 400 miles away, so I’m looking forward to their visit! I’d thank her for everything she’s done for me. She’s a great Mom and my best friend!

  57. Muthering Heights says:

    I would thank her for helping my family out as much as she does…although we live in different states, she helps by sending clothes for the kids to help alleviate some of our expenses. She also always watches them when I need to travel with my husband for business!

  58. Heather says:

    I would like to thank my mom for putting up with all my crap over the years, especially my angsty teenage years! And also for watching my kids whenever I ask her, if she’s not busy. She never turns down time with her grandkids!

  59. Vicki says:

    For always being there for me, teaching me that family is what’s most important, for never saying “I told you so” and for loving all of us unconditionally.

  60. Kate says:

    I’d like to thank my Mom for teaching me to have good manners. I’ve recently seen a few young ladies with table manners that would gag you. I told them “nice young ladies don’t eat salad with their fingers.” I’d whack one of mine if they did that…..we were in a restaurant.

  61. Valerie says:

    It would be the fact that even though she had obstacles she kept me and my sisters and brothers together. We could of ended up separated and I am just so glad that that didn’t happen.

  62. Stephanie says:

    We’ll go with my gram on this one…and I’d thank her for stepping in and taking the place of my mother! I love her dearly!

  63. Rita says:

    I’d like to tell my mom thanks for being a stay-at-home mom. We were never alone.

  64. Mandee says:

    I would thank my mom for being such a great friend to me and being there for me for anything! Happy Mother’s Day everyone!!

  65. Pamela says:

    for all the years of hard work — for what was mostly a thankless job.

    She’s gone, so I have to hope she knew I would remember her and miss her.

  66. Christie says:

    I would thank my Mom for loving me without judgment. Even when she doesn’t agree with me, I always know how very much she loves me!

  67. ModernMom says:

    Just thanks for the love. I’d want her to know she is appreciated.

  68. Carolyn Barnett says:

    I would like to thank my mom for teaching me how to love and to forgive.She spent her life making sure that all 7 of us were well fed and loved.She taught ne how to cook and to sew and taught me about the trees.Most of all,she taught me about Jesus.


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