Ever since I went off to college, I’ve grown so close with my mom. I call her all of the time — sometimes 3 or 4 times a day. She always cheers me up when I’m having a stressful day. For instance, I’ll be walking to class in the morning right before a test and I’ll call her in a complete panic and she will tell me something funny that our dog did to cheer me up. Instant relaxation.
She and I are pretty much the exact same person. We have the same taste in music, clothes, same sense of humor, and she even tells me all of the time how much I look like her when she was my age.
The funny thing is, we never really got along when I was in high school. You could say it was the crazy teenage girl hormones, which I think it was, but I never really appreciated my mom when I was 15 years old. I never liked her home cooked meals and I took advantage of her doing laundry for me. We would always fight and bicker with each other and we wasted a lot of years fighting, which could have been amazing years.
Well 2 years later, we never fight, we never bicker, and I definitely appreciate her home cooked meals and her doing laundry for me. We always laugh and have evening chats on our southern back porch after our long workdays and just catch up.
When I went away to college, I realized that ‘hey, maybe mom was right all along.’ And guess what, she is. I find myself calling her all of the time asking her how to wash things or how to cook things. Moms know best. From helping me tie my shoes, to helping me figure out rent, I know I will always be able to count on her.
She is important to me. She listens to me. She gives me advice. I trust her.
She loves me no matter what. Whether if I forget to get milk at the grocery store, accidentally scrape the side view mirror while backing out of the garage, or when I do poorly on a test in school. She understands that I’m not a perfect person and that I will make mistakes, but she makes it clear that she will always be there to catch my fall.
She supports me. I have crazy big dreams and she’s always encouraging me to go out and pursue them. My happiness is first in her book. She’s taught me to work hard and to be ambitious because one day I will look back and either regret what I did in my early 20s or I will be insanely happy.
My mother is an amazing influence on me. She has a big heart and is always happy no matter what life throws at her. I aspire to be like that.
I’m the luckiest daughter in the world because I have such an amazing mom. She truly is wonder woman and I love her with all of my heart.
Thank you, mom.