Happy Mother's Day WEEK!
Mom had me when she was 21 and my brother at 23. It's so crazy to me to think that at my age she had a 12 and 10 yr old! Growing up she was a tough, strict, raise an eyebrow and we obeyed, kind of Mom. She was a Mom before she was a friend. She supported us in all we did.. She raised us to be independent, do our own laundry, help clean the house etc. She taught us to never quit, fight for what we believed in, love with all we had, dance like crazy, be able to laugh at ourselves, and make some of the best black moons (whoopie pies) you've ever eaten. I looked at her and thought, "that is the strongest woman I will ever know."
As I grew up my Mom became a best friend. We talk on the phone every day at least once. She knows more about my life than I'm sure she cares to and she's let me in to a side of her I never knew growing up. We both have very strong personalities and strong opinions that certainly make things interesting between us at times but we share an unconditional love, matched only now by love I share with my own child.
I wish her the happiest Mother's Day year she could ever have!