Happiness & Moms
I wanted to blog about my MOTHER'S DAY HERO, MY MOM! Mothers Day is a bittersweet holiday for me. I never got a chance to celebrate this special day while being a mother and having a mother at the same time. I was 5 months pregnant when Terri's 9 year fight with cancer suddenly took her. And as much as I envy everyone who's mom is still living, I wouldn't want more time with her if it meant giving up the closeness and friendship I made with her the short time she was here. I can truly say she is my Hero and Best Friend.
For the last 9 years of my mom's life she lived in pain with cancer and lived through a yucky divorce. You would never have guessed it if you met with and talked to her because she was such a happy person. She loved her life and everyone in it. She is my definition of a GREAT MOM.
*She stayed home and made warm cookies.
*She made the majority of my clothes growing up and they were stylish. I never felt as poor as we were.
*She was a blast to go shopping with because she knew how to shop the bargains and stay stylish (something I am still working on, but getting better at with Tims help).
*She loved to hear about my love life and all that drama when I was a teenager (and through my early twenties). All my friends liked to come over and chat because she loved to hear about their lives too.
*She taught me about faith. She stayed strong, even when nothing seemed to be going right in her life.
I am at the start of motherhood and I hope to establish a relationship with my kids like I had with my mom. I hope to be their support and their friend. But I also hope to teach them right from wrong, and especially to respect their elders because I think people are forgetting to teach their kids that.
Happy Mother's Day to all the Mothers out there.