Monday, May 9, 2011

shout out to my mom!

I have an excellent mom, y'all. We talk at least once a day, usually more than that. She's protective and watchful; always looking out for her peeps and using a mother's intuition to clue into our moods. She's supportive and willing to lend a listening ear. I've been doing a lot of venting for the past 1 + 20 years and she gently nudges me in the right direction, reminding me of the positives. She's always certain that there is a hidden blessing in the disappointing or upsetting situations, even when I'm sure my world is going to crumble. She tells me she is proud of me even when I feel like I've let her (and myself) down. She shows respect to my dad and reminds me that respect is an essential support beam in a good relationship. I really appreciate the little bits of knowledge she slips into a text or phone call--just sharing something that's been on her mind or heart. She's always down for a walk and a good laugh or a serious conversation. She has taught me to laugh at myself and when she thinks something is funny, everyone around her can't help but laugh too (even when it's some goofy slap-stick stuff). I have been so blessed to have such a close relationship with an amazing woman of God. I love you so much, mom! You are a firm rock in my life. Happy birthday and Mother's Day :)
Happy mother's day to all the women in my family. I have benefited from you more than you will ever know. Love my peeps!

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