Sunday, May 8, 2011

so thankful she is mine...

It's Mother's Day! 
The day that we set aside to honor the person who brought us into this world.
The one who molded us into who and what we are today.
God allowed me to have an amazing Mom!

Sometimes I think of all the other situations I could have been born into. It makes me grateful beyond words because God gave me to the most wonderful parents in the world! 
It honestly humbles me.

I believe it must of been around the time when I was old enough to buy things for my Mom (on her birthday/mother's day) when I first had these thoughts. I clearly remember being in the store looking for the card to buy for my Mom and I would see these cards that would go on and on about how their Mom was now their best friend and they love being able to share everything...etc..etc...
I remember thinking....
Who in the world is ever best friend's with their MOM??!! 
As a teenager, especially, this really baffled me! :)
Mom's just aren't the normal teenager's best friend. lol Even in my younger college years I could just never relate to this kind of relationship.
I realize now that these cards are probably NEVER purchased by teenagers. lol 

You know, there is something about marriage that really changes you.
I'm not saying that people that don't get married until they are older aren't able to mature and become an true adult, but honestly when you get married EVERYTHING changes.
One of the biggest things is your relationship with your parents.
They are still your parents but they aren't responsible for you anymore. They aren't the ones that you "fall back on." Now you have your spouse. It's NOT all about you anymore, you have another person to think of.
It sort of "forces" you to become an adult!

After I got married, my relationship with my Mom really changed.
It started changing in the year before I actually got married but that probably had to do with the fact that I did a lot of growing up that year. 
My Mom had to do less and less "parenting" and started becoming my friend.

When I was a teenager if you would have came to me and told me that my Mom and I would have the relationship we have today. I would have probably laughed at you.
Now, I wouldn't trade the world for the close relationship we have.
She is my best friend.

Thank you Mom.....
* for everything you ever have and will teach me 
* for all the advice you give
* for showing by your example what a being a GREAT wife is
* for passing down your sarcastic personality! :) 
* for teaching me about being a true friend
*for encouraging me 
* for constantly making me laugh
* for your prayers
* for giving me the huge goal to try and be the kind of Mother you were to us
* for giving of yourself completely in everything that you do
* for being "hard" on us when we were younger because you wanted to make us the best we could be
* for teaching me to be a hard worker
* for listening to me talk and talk and talk on the phone :)
* for showing by example what it's like to have a true relationship with God
* for officially being....
my role model,
THE person I aspire to be most like! :)

I love you, Mom! 
This is our first Mother's Day apart.
I miss you so much and REALLY wish we could be together today!
Happy Mother's Day


Nicole said...

Wow, Liz this brought tears to my eyes...I hope you have a good Mother's Day even though you are apart from your Mom. I love ya, girl!
PS And I agree Mothers do make the best of friends!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, sis. That was so sweet - I appreciate it very much. You are the BEST daughter. Love you and miss you too!

Natalie said...

aww! that was so sweet! sounds like you had a wonderful mother's day! =D

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