My Mom

With today being Mother's Day, I wanted to do a post on my mom. 

Our relationship hasn't always been the greatest, and it isn't perfect, but I am happy to say that at this point in time, our relationship is very positive.  

We have gone through a lot together (I am sure I have tested her sanity on many levels), but we have both grown and became stronger. Our relationship still exists to this day because of love, respect, and because we don't give up on each other.

My love for my mom and hers for me pushed us to get past our differences. We don't agree on some things, but there is a lot that we do agree on, and having a loving mother-daughter relationship is something we make a priority now. My mom is a very smart, strong, hilarious, sensitive, and hard-working person. (We are alike in many ways! Ha!) What I have learned from her example is something I can never thank her enough for. She is one of the most selfless people I know. She would do anything for anyone, especially her kids (almost to a fault!) Her life is full of service and making others happy. She is the life of the party and can make anyone smile! I love that about her. She is so fun! And don't get me started on how hard she works. She works so hard and does her best with anything put in front of her! She has tolerated so much in her life and so much from all of her kids. What is most admirable is her ability to forgive and move past the hurt we have all caused her at some point. She has the biggest heart. 

In earlier years, I was glued to my mom's side. I hated being away from her; so much that I can remember running down our drive-way crying when she was leaving because the thought of being away from her was devastating. But, as time went on and I started to grow up and become my own person, we kind of went on a roller-coaster ride. Sometimes we were up, and others down. I would go through phases where I loved being around her, and others times when I just wanted to be left alone. I think that was really hard on my mom since she was always so involved in my life, and then to have me push her away and out of my life...I can see now how sad that must have made her. (I would hate it if my kids did that to me. I guess I'd better be prepared, right? Karma!) I learned so much from those times in my life and needed them to grow and become me. I also learned that I will always need my mom, and that I always want her in my life (and my kids' lives, too!) She is the best Grammy!