Above: My Mom, doing what she loves best…riding horses
Hello SOTGC community,
This post is dedicated to the amazing Mothers out there. It’s only been the past few years that I have truly realized what a gem my Momma is. Growing up I think we all experienced (in varying degrees) some tension with our parents. I’m not sure if it’s because I used to be SUPER smart and she didn’t know anything, and in the last few years that somehow switched (heavy sarcasm in this sentence); but whatever it is I’m glad that the past few years have seen our relationship mature and strengthen.
I constantly look to my Mom for support, love, comfort, a sarcastic remark on one of my Facebook status updates (which always makes me laugh), a kick in the pants when I need it (figuratively…she sometimes wears heavy duty riding boots and a literal kick would REALLY hurt) and she never ceases to amaze me with the wisdom that comes from her when I’m struggling and need the big picture perspective.
Momma has made sacrifices that I cannot begin to imagine and she has probably spent countless sleepless nights worrying about my brother and I as we grew and rebelled in our various ways. So today I am picking her up from the airport as she gets home from a trip, taking her to lunch, and reminding her that the whole family thinks she is a “pretty swell gal.”
Love you Mommy! And to all you Mothers out there I give a big salute to your full time career as a Mom, and those of you who are working Mothers…well…you deserve a Superhero cape!
Below: I have NO clue what is going on in this picture…but it’s pretty funny and unless she tells me to take it down it’s staying up here