My mother is my soldier, my friend, my supporter. She’s listened and she’s disciplined. Both, when it may not have been very easy.
I often think of our relationship like Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. Is anyone else a Gilmore Girls fan? There is a sweet balance that comes with being mother and daughter while also being friends; I think my mother and I have achieved just that.
She has taught me what it means to sacrifice and to love unconditionally, she has taught me the importance of family. The older I get the more I realize there are many things that I have learned from her. Housekeeping, being one of them. It drove me crazy growing up that she wanted everything picked up and done before she went to bed, but now, I find myself doing the same; unable to relax unless everything that needs done in the day feels complete.
I find joy in hosting a gathering and preparing meals. I’ve gotten her love of cooking and her need for adventure. We share the love of coffee and wine and candy and all road trips both near and far.
As I recently became a wife, and she recently left to make the trip back to Texas, I treasure all the lessons she has taught me on loving and living, and always trying to be the best you can be. However many times you fall, there is always room for forgiveness.
I’ve dreamt of being a wife and a mother for as long as I can remember and my mother has always encouraged me to follow my dream. As dreams become reality of becoming a wife and hopefully becoming a mother one day, I have my mother to thank for her unending love and support.
I can’t wait to see my mother become a grandmother and make memories with my children, as I have with her mother. Family is most important and it doesn’t hurt to have a reminder to celebrate our mothers; not just on mothers day.
Here’s to you Mama – for loving hard and giving your family all that you’ve got.