I know there’s many of use out there who have often thought about our childhood and teenage years, and remembered the “hard” times with our parents…our mothers.  I often had the thought…”I’ll never do that with my kids!”  I had many years growing up that I could definitely say that I wasn’t close to my mom.

I’m so glad that last statement isn’t true anymore.  Sure, there’s still times that we don’t agree on things, but I can guarantee you there’s not a 48 hour period that I don’t talk to her.  We have so many of the same interests.  Now I can see that we’re so alike in so many ways.  My hopes and dreams for myself…and my kids…are the same that my mom had for herself and for us.  And now I find myself saying “oh that was just like my mom.”

And for that I’m grateful.

My mom is a strong woman.  She ran a business for 27 years out of our home.  She carpooled every day, made our lunches every day, always had snacks ready for us after school, and never missed a field trip, dance recital, pep rally, or any other event that was important to us.  She was an amazing example of love and strength for us, and I can only hope that 20 years from now my kiddos can look back and see the same in me.

Happy Mother’s Day, mom.  I love you.

May 09, 2010 — diannebbrown@hotmail.com

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