I’ve been blessed to grow up and be raised under the wings of a strong, determined and patient woman who I call my mother. I’m proud to be her daughter, and I wouldn’t ask for it to be any other way. While we’ve had our moments, as most mothers and daughters do, I would venture to say we have a pretty strong relationship. So in honor of Mother’s day, here are a few quick thoughts and notes of gratitude.
Thank you for those times when you didn’t look at me and say “I told you so,” even though we both know you were right and I was wrong.
Thank you, Mom, for allowing me to be me. You’ve never pushed me to do something against my will (other than enrolling me in 4-H and making sure that I was signed up for demonstration contests, which I can’t really argue against now) or required me to fit in some kind of mold.
Thank you, Mom (and Dad), for giving me a little sister. While we do have our spats, and those days where we continuously argue and fight, I’m not quite sure how I’d get along without her. She’s required me to become a role model, think twice about what I do, and occasionally provides a shoulder to cry on when I need it. She’s also self-appointed herself to be my personal body guard and protector, which at times can be annoying, but it’s reassuring that I’ll always have a sidekick and best friend to help get me through the tough times in life.
To every mother out there – thank you. Thank you for being the superheroes that you are. I hope that one day I can be half as strong and influential to other young ladies and people, and possibly even my own children, as you have.