This is one of my favorite pics of my Mom. Holding my new baby son.
It wasn't until I became a Mom, that I truly understood what my Mom went through raising me. It's hard work, this Mom stuff.
Because she was such a great Mom to me, I became a great Mom to D.
She taught me all the things I need to know to be the Mom I am now - -
Smother him with love.
Cover him in love.
Laugh with him.
Find joy in the mundane moments.
Appreciate your life with him.
And love him some more.
And then, you will know all you need to know.
I couldn't ask for a better Mom...really, I couldn't.
She has shown me, especially in the last two years, how strong she is.
This cancer is no joke. This radiation is not fun. The side effects suck.
Yet, she says, "It could be SO much worse."
But does she let that get her down for longer than a little while?
She is soooooooooooooooooooooo S T R O N G.
Inside & out.
If I can be half the Mom she is, I will have done something right.
Thank you, Mom....for being you. For letting me be me. And for loving me through everything. I love you more than you know.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
to all the Moms out there, the soon-to-be Moms, and all the Moms who have lost little ones, too. We are ALL Mamas at heart. Always. Always.