Happy Mother's Day to all you mother's out there! I hope you have a great day, and are spoiled by those around you:) Extra thoughts & prayers to all you mother's who have lost a child, and those of you who have lost your moms. Days like this can be hard and triggering (you can read some of my posts on loss here).
Because I have chosen to hold on to some anonymity on this blog (you can read my reason for this here), I can't post a picture of my mom and me, or share really personal stories. I would love to do this, though! But, because I like to have some personal touches on here, I thought I'd share a few things about my mom.
I've been lucky enough to be close to my mom my whole life. While we had a tense year back in college for a few reasons, we got that smoothed out, and it's been good ever sense. Is she perfect? No. Am I perfect in our relationship? Umm...NO. But we at least maintain communication and feel safe enough to bring things up as we need to. We won't always see eye to eye, and that's ok. I'm blessed to have the mom that I do. In a year of a lot of change in my life, she has been a steady force, and someone who always has a listening ear. While I can be emotional at times, she's good at listening and helping me to rationally think things out. We share a love of so many things in life, and it's fun to just sit and laugh for hours. I appreciate her very much. I appreciate the late nights she's spent with me throughout my life, whether that's because I was sick, crying over the death of a friend, or stressed about school. I appreciate the time she took to teach me to drive, read, write, be confident in myself, laugh, and be a healthy individual. And I appreciate that she realizes that neither of us are perfect, and that's ok.
My mom sent me a card in the mail this weekend, thanking me for being such a great daughter. I may have teared up just a little bit. She's always been there with encouragement, starting with the little notes i'd get in my lunch box as a child:)
Happy Mother's Day not only to my own mom, but to all you mom's out there!
Did you do anything fun this weekend?