November 11, 2015

“Because I feel that, in the Heavens above
The angels, whispering to one another,
Can find, among their burning terms of love
None so devotional as that of ‘Mother’” —Edgar Allen Poe

Carmen Marc Valvo dress, Zara clutch, JCrew earrings. Make-up and styling by Spruced + Styled. 
Carmen Marc Valvo dress, Zara clutch, JCrew earrings. Make-up and styling by Spruced + Styled. 

My mother and I are twenty years apart. She is more my sister than my mother and indeed one of the greatest joys of my life. She is turning sixty later this November, as I will be forty at the end of December. We have an exceptionally close relationship and I talk to her everyday…I know, crazy, but true! She is an incredible woman with unimaginable courage and strength. She has raised me by herself ever since I was two years old. She brought me to America all on her own when she was only thirty-three years of age. She built the American dream, when she embarked on her own fashion retail business. She has taught me precious life values that only a mother could teach a child. She, in my eyes, is as close to perfection as God could make her. 

As we say in Romanian, “La Multi Ani, si tot ce-ti doresti!”…translation, Happy Birthday and may all your dreams come true! You are the best mommy any kid could wish for and I thank you for choosing me as your daughter. 



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I'm Ana-Maria. A New Canaan mom devoted to beauty and family: a passionate stylist, a lover of home decor, a lifestyle blogger. Welcome to my space! I hope this blog inspires you to explore a new you. Feel free to leave a comment or follow me on social media.
    • Stephanie Z.
    • November 11, 2015

    Well, now it ALL MAKES SENSE… the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! What an inspiration your mother is. It is clear she passed along her determination, sense of humor and beauty to you. Happy Birthday to your Mamma

    1. Reply

      You are very sweet Stephanie. Thank you so much! :))

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