Tuesday, May 10, 2011

To my Mother

I seriously don't know where I'd be today without my Mother! I don't know what I'd do if I didn't live close enough for her to come over throughout her busy days. I don't know what I'd do without her to gossip with, or vent to. She understands me, has a lot of the same type of problems I do, and is totally supportive of me. This Mother's Day I have been thinking a lot about my Mother, and how much I long to be like her.

When I was little I didn't treat my Mom very good. I even ran away from her one time. {Not even kidding}. I remember I was being mouthy so she told me to get out of the car and walk home.... so I did. I got out and just started running. I ran through several people's yards, and hid under a camper trailer. {She never told me to walk home again}. I remember that day like it was yesterday. I remember going home and getting some pretty good spankings from my Dad. I remember the look on the guy's face standing in his yard raking his leaves. But the thing I remember most was my Mother. I remember when she got out of the car and she was crying. I didn't expect her to be crying. We'd always fought and I guess I just figured she'd be flaming mad and want to beat the crap outta me. I won't ever be able to erase the image of her coming toward me crying. That really left an impression on me, and although I wasn't immediately nice to my Mom, looking back now I'd say that day was a huge turning point for me. I remember I didn't ever want to see her that broken up again. We've come a long way since then. Now sometimes I wonder why she doesn't try to run away from me? Whenever she comes over I bombard her with my good news, bad news, frustrations, latest gossip, Addison's latest tricks, or anything else I need. She listens, helps, teaches, and most of all, sets an example for me.

This Mother's day I only have one real desire, to be more like my Mom. Someday I hope my kids will look back and say they owe everything to their Mother, just as I do. I hope my kids will feel that I have taught them and prepared them for the fierce world, just as my Mom has. I hope they will praise me for my loving example and for never giving up on them, just as I praise my Mother. My Mother is my hero. She is my Best Friend. I know she doesn't get near the credit she deserves, but I hope she knows how much her love and support has meant to me in my life. Thank you Mom. Thanks for sticking with me, loving me, teaching me, and for being the best definition of what a Mother is. I sure love you! I hope you know that!

1 comment:

  1. I agree so much. Your mom is such a wonderful person and an amazing example to everyone.