Since Sunday is Mother's day I want to dedicate today's post to my mom. The most amazing woman I know. My mom is the most giving, selfless, loyal, honest, caring person I know. She has so many people that consider her a second mother, my sister and I don't mind sharing. She has a lot of love to give. She is the best "Nana" to our kids, and we are so blessed that she keeps them everyday. They may be a little more spoiled than normal, but they get a lot of love. We were so fortunate that she got to stay at home with us growing up. Now that I am a mother myself, I know how daunting of a task that is. There was never a time in my life that I don't remember her putting family first and foremost. She would/did sacrifice anything for her kids. She truly is an inspiration in my life. I often wonder what she did for my sister and I to turn out so well. We never got into anything other than the average trouble. We are well rounded individuals, that have amazing lives. I want to do everything I possibly can to instill the same values in my children. Honesty was always the best policy in our house. I always knew without a shadow of a doubt I could tell her anything. She always told us "there isn't anything you could ever do to make me stop loving you." That is something that stuck with me my entire life, and I think is the reason why I never felt the need to "tempt" her or rebel. My dad traveled a lot growing up, so a lot of time was spent with just us girls. When my sister went to college, it was just my mom and I. We would spend countless hours talking, shopping, and watching the Atlanta Braves. When I went away to college it was one of the hardest days. She would always come visit me, take me grocery shopping, and bring my clean laundry. She never complained when I would call her at 2am with whatever life altering drama I was dealing with. When I was in college we had a scare when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I don't think I fully appreciated my mom until then, and sometimes I still feel like I take her for granted. We always assume people are just going to be there, and we don't tell them often enough how much they mean to us.
I want you to know I love and appreciate you so much, I really don't know what I would do without you. Thank you for taking care of Hudson everyday, and teaching me to be the best mom I can be. If everyone could have the relationship with their children that you do, this world would be a better place.
Now that I have a child of my own I realize what she meant all those times when she said "when you become a mom." I never fully understood how big of a blessing kids are, and how "worrying" is taken to a whole new level. I wouldn't change any of it. I thank God everyday for choosing me to be Hudson's mom, and to guide me on this journey called parenting. I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend, and Mother's Day. Be sure to tell all the important women in your life you love them.