Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day, Part One, for My Mom

I am lucky to have a Mom that I am very close to. She is one of my best friends. I was thinking back yesterday to how our relationship was even from the time I was little, as well as when I was a teenager. I was thinking to myself, how can I get my boys to be as close to me as I was to my mom? When I was 14, 15 years old and went to church dances, when I got home, my mom and I would sit on the couch and talk for a while about every detail. Even when I told her I kinda liked a boy, she was sensitive to be incouraging in the right ways. She was always very good about letting me know my boundaries without pushing me away. I knew I could tell her anything and she would just listen. She was so comforting to talk to. Sure, I rebelled around 17 years old and gave her a run for her money, but I always knew deep down that she was always just trying to make sure I was happy and keep me from making choices that would lead me away from that. I am SO LUCKY to be blessed with such a wonderful mom.

I try to be the best mom I can be to my boys and only hope that I can be as close with them as I am with my mom.

Even when we weren't quite sure where Brayden came from with his see-through hair and bug eyes as a baby...HA HA! She saw me through the very hard time in my life of having Brayden so early, so suddenly.
And is such a great grandma to me kids and all her grandkids. She treats all of them the same and goes above and beyond what I think most grandmas would do!

Thanks Mom for all the you do for me and my family. I am lucky to have you in my life and hope that I can be as good of a mom as you!

I also want to tell my sisters and sister in laws (even my sis who doesn't have kids yet but is a super amazing aunt to all her nieces and nephews) and Mother In Law- You are ALL examples to me and there is so much I have to learn from you still. Thank you for letting me talk to you/vent to you about mom questions I have, and thanks for not judging me when I don't make the best parenting choices myself. I think you ALL are amazing in your own way and I appreciate you and am lucky to have you in my life.

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mother's, Grandmothers, Sisters, All WOMEN~Wishing you a day of getting spoiled rotten!

1 comment:

the tim gailey home said...

happy mother's day, liz! i know your kids and you are really going to make the most of this fab. day! i love it!