My mom always told me, “You will understand someday” and three years ago I started to understand this role (we sometimes take for granted) called “Mother” (or in most cases it’s “Maahhhhmmeeeee”). Unexpectedly, it has made me reflect a great deal on who I am and who I want to be. My daughter has made me a better person. I think what surprises me most is the vulnerability. I honestly never knew I could love something so much that you feel it in the deepest part of your soul, and that a little giggle can make you melt like ice cream and that the slightest threat can turn you into Jaws.
My little sister was a mom before me and she has changed from my side-kick to my mentor, and I watched my best friend evolve from her role as “the most fun” to one of the strongest women I know…though don’t get me wrong when she has a babysitter “the most fun” comes right back to surface. Although our mom has always been our greatest love, the admiration and gratitude I have gained is impossible to even put into words. I am also finally starting to understand why we had curfews as teens. Sort-of. I’ve said this before and I need to say it again, if I am half the mother she is I will have greatly succeeded. Mama, I love you with all my heart and am so thankful I was blessed with a woman like you to raise me and guide me through this journey.
I could go on and on, but for the sake of tumblr I will finish up…Give your mother extra love today.