Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My Mom

I have read several posts lately where the writer does not have a good relationship with their mothers. Reading these posts have made me realize how lucky I am to have my mom.

My mom has always, and I mean ALWAYS, been there for me. I have made many mistakes in my lifetime and there have been times when I was afraid to tell my mom about those mistakes. Afraid of disappointing her, but also because I believe that if I made the mistake, it is up to me to fix it. Sometimes I was able to fix it, other times I needed help. Either way, she has always been there to help me no matter what. Even through the big mistakes that I had to eventually go to her on anyway.

When I got pregnant at the age of 19, of course she was a bit shocked and maybe a little disappointed in me. Mainly all I remember about my pregnancy is how much she was there for me and how much she supported me.

She has been a huge part of my children's lives as well - spending time with them, picking them up from wherever they are when I need her to, babysitting when I have something to do, taking them to appointments when I can't make it.

She has helped me move several times as well - packing, moving, unpacking.

She has been there for every major event in my life - good and bad. And she has also been there for all of the non-major events.

I guess what I am trying to say is that I love my mom very much. I appreciate her for everything she does, and I don't know where I would be without her. I know that I can go to her for anything at any time.

And today is her birthday. So, I thought it would be a good time to publicly announce some of this sappy stuff.

Happy Birthday Mom! I love you! :)


FWB said...


Know that you've done a GREAT job raising K and should be very proud! I feel fortunate to call her my friend, so kudos to you!

Hope your birthday is a good one!

mom said...

I love you too, unconditionally.
Thanks for the kind words. It wasn't always easy (as you are finding out). I was secretly excited about my 1st grandchild.

WILLIAM said...

I think this is an awesome post. I do not like to read negative stories a dn it seems like a lot of bloggers like to trash their relatives. this was truly a very postive post. Thanks.