Sunday, May 8, 2011
Like Mother, Like Daughter
My mom exudes faith. Her relationship with God is the most important thing. This has set a wonderful example for me and my brother. If Mom says she's praying for you, then you know that she is. I hope someday to be at least half the woman she is.
This is the first Mother's Day since college that I will not be with Mom. Living in another state has made me appreciate who she is even more. I was lucky to live close to my parents the last several years and was spoiled to just pop in their house whenever I wanted. Visits home mean more now, as I prioritize who to see and when.
This will be Mom's 4th Mother's Day without her mom. I know there are many for whom this day is bittersweet, whether you've lost your mom or whether you're waiting and hoping to become a mother yourself.
I am blessed to be my mother's daughter and my grandmother's granddaughter. I hope that someday I'll experience the blessing of being some little person's mother. Until then, I celebrate the love I have in my life.
Mom, thank you for all you do. I love you more than words can say!