In honor of Mother’s Day, I thought I would talk about the awesome woman that I call mom.
I struggle with telling people face-to-face how I feel about them. I am, and always will be, a writer. I can write better than I can speak and hopefully my mom has come to understand this. Which I think she has.
Most kids go through a stage where they don’t want to be around their mom and mom just doesn’t know what she is talking about. I like to think that I never gave my mom too much trouble, I have always had too much respect for her.
When I was younger, life got a little hard. Not a lot of people can deal with the things my family went through. Not a lot of women would stay with their husband who had been injured and could no longer work. My mom was there through it all. She stuck by my dad’s side through the darkest moments. Not only did she stay by my dad’s side but she also stayed strong for me and my brother. I don’t remember ever seeing her cry.
No matter how bad things got my mom made sure my brother and I had everything we needed and a lot of what we wanted. She even puts up with my dad when his temper gets a little short. She was the buffer for us when my dad blew up. My dad isn’t abusive he just gets really scary when he gets mad. My mom is probably the only person that can calm the beast. lol
My mom has taught me the value of life. She has taught me to cherish the small things. She has even taught me to question everything I want to buy because impulse buys will always get you in trouble. Except when it comes to books. I am sure she is trying to figure out a way to help me break my book addiction…sorry mom, I don’t think it’s going to happen.
My mom is one of my best friends. I will always value her opinion over everyone else’s and she will always be the first person I think about when I have extra money and feel the need to get some one a gift. She has made sure my brother and I have had a great life, even if it meant she had to suffer a little bit. Even now that we are grown adults she will put us first. That’s why it’s important to us kids to make sure we take care of her when we can.
I have learned so much from my mom and I don’t even think she realizes half of what that is. I respect myself because of her. I know my worth because of her. I know that I am beautiful and smart because of her. I know that I will always be loved because of her. She is probably the only person that can put up with and keep up with my crazy mind. She is also, possibly, the only person who knows how to get my head out of the clouds.
The thing is, if I can be half the woman she is, I know that I will be okay in life.
So, Mom, I know you are reading this because you are my biggest fan no matter what it is I am writing. I just want you to know how much I love you. I know a lot of people tell others they love them “to the moon and back.” But I don’t think that covers how much I love, respect, and look up to you. Thank you for always having my back, for always loving me no matter how crazy I get, for being the best mom anyone could ask for. I mean, how many moms would be okay with their 28 year old, unemployed daughter slum it for a few months without telling me to get a job everyday? How many moms encourage their kids to follow their heart, even when that means I may not make a lot of money right now?
You could totally win mother of the year every year, but I don’t want to share you with the world. It’s bad enough that I have to share you with my friends that see first hand how awesome you are. And you are not just an awesome mom, but an awesome person as well.
I could put so much more here about my mom. So many things that I love about her and want to thank her for, but I don’t think the internet has enough room.
I’m sorry I don’t say it enough.
Love you mom! Happy Mother’s Day.