Monday, June 4, 2012

My Mom

My mom is the most amazing person I know. If you'd asked me to write about her 15 years ago, I'd say she's annoying, a pain in the butt, etc. But now that I'm {almost} 30, the way I see my mom has completely changed.

My mom and I on my wedding day!

First off, my mom had 4 kids in 5 years. That's crazy in itself. Secondly, she raised us while battling a severe mental health issue - chronic depression. She had a hard time dealing with all of us when we were growing up and I'm sure we didn't make it any easier.
My sisters, brother, my nephew, J, my mom and I

As I said previously, I wasn't the greatest teenager to get along with. Mom and I had many disagreements with one another, which typically resulted in me crying, stomping away, rolling my eyes or clicking my tongue in some form or another.

Now, she's my best friend. I really can't imagine a week going by without talking to her, let alone one or two days. We typically spend at least one day a week together shopping, going for lunch or chatting.

I think our relationship has changed even more since J has arrived.
My mom and J on his second day of life!

I see my Mother through totally different eyes. I strive every day to be as great as mom as she is. She's loving, caring, giving and any other word you can use to describe a fantastic mother. She was hard on us, but not too hard and could stop us in our tracks with "the finger" {the pointer, not the one most people think of}.

I love watching her interact with J and J can't get enough of her. "Ba-ba" is often a common phrase after getting him from daycare because he wants to go there after daycare instead of home. I can't wait to see her with the boys {and my nephew} as they get older.
We are truly lucky to have her in our lives!
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