Is the truly amazing woman who made her that way.. Her Mother!
Today – is a day where we celebrate the mother’s in our lives. For me – this is an extra special day – because this woman is not only my mother – but my best friend, my confidant, my shoulder to cry on, my voice of reason, my support system.
She has been there through thick and thin – has understood my moments of weakness and helped to guide me through them – even when I was not the most accepting of her guidance.
She is the soothing voice at the other end of the phone line – telling me that the symptoms I just entered in to WebMD DO NOT mean that I am about to die.. and that I probably just have a cold.
My mother is the woman who put her families needs before her own – and continues to do this – to make sure that my brother, my father, and I are in the place that we need to be (not physically as we are grown – but more mentally).
A selfless individual – my mother does what it takes to see smiles on our faces, hope in our futures, and love in our hearts. She brightens that day of each and every person she encounters through her kindness and attitude of gratitude.
Without her unconditional love, support, and inspiration through every second of the 25+ years I have been on earth, I would not nearly be as successful, happy, hardworking, and inspired as I am today.
Though I have grown up – and have moved into a place of my own – being self-reliant and independent.. I will always need my mother. I will always need the reassurance she gives me when life throughs me a curve ball.. those words that are always JUST RIGHT… and help me to screw my head back on straight and to get back in the game.
Without her – I wouldn’t be me. The way I see it is – if I can be half the woman that my mother is – then I will be ahead of a lot of other woman. Here’s to you, Mom. I love you.
*So, I have successfully sobbed (and at points had the waterworks straight flowing) through the entirety of this post). I can only hope that each of you is fortunate enough to share a bond as special with your mother – or female role model in your life. Regardless of the bond you share, make sure you take the time to tell you mother just how special she is to you – and recognize that your life would be drastically different with out her*