"Everyday should be Mother's Day".... I hear that all the time. But the fact of the matter is, it isn't! I for one am glad we take at least one special day out of the year to celebrate our moms and tell them how much we love them. And in some small special way, show them how much they mean to us.
I'm so fortunate to still have my mom in my life. She and my stepfather retired to another state recently so I don't get to visit with them as often as I used to, but I'm grateful they were here visiting us this past week.
Today, when so many people look to celebrities as their role models, I can honestly say that my mother is mine. While having our lunch the other day, I told her that her fearlessness and willingness to try new things were qualities I admired about her. I think about her whenever I'm faced with new challenges. I think back to when my brother and I were 6 and 8 years old after my father died in an accident. As a young 27 year old widow, my mother jumped into action and always put our well being ahead of hers. She moved with my brother and I to America in order to start a new life. Even though it was scary for us, I never feared too much because I knew my mother loved us and would always make sure we were safe and cared for.
To this day, she still does that. She and my (step) dad leave early tomorrow to go back to North Carolina. Before I say goodnight, she says she's packed my lunch and to not forget it in the fridge when I leave for work. That's just one of the thousands of wonderful things she does for me and my family.
I hope I can always be as caring and thoughtful as my mom. SHE is my role model!
Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful moms!
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