Yesterday was Mother’s Day. When I was brainstorming about what to write for this week’s blog, it dawned on me that I have so many strong women in my life to look up to.
My grandmother, Irene, is one of the best grandmothers you can have. She is so loving and caring, especially with her grandchildren. She always lets me know how proud she is of me and my accomplishments, saying “Gosh! You’re so smart and you work so hard.” At family gatherings, she cooks her butt off while everyone tries to tell her to sit down and relax. When I have time, I try to go and visit her and my grandfather as much as I can. School and work easily get in the way of that. It’s another reason I am so happy school is over. Every time you do something nice for her, she gets emotional and starts crying like it’s unnecessary. It is totally necessary. She has been such an amazing grandmother and deserves to be pampered like it. Love you, Grandma!
Another woman who has been a constant source of support is my boyfriend’s mom, Kirsten. When I started dating her son almost three years ago, she immediately made me feel like part of the family. She does absolutely everything she can for her kids. She is someone I can go to for advice and confide in about anything. I truly look forward to spending time with her. Not many people can say that about their significant other’s mothers. I would be very lucky to call her mom one day. Love you, Mrs. H!
Last but certainly not least, my mom, Sandy. She is the most influential, important person in my life. She works harder than anyone I know and she would do anything for my brothers and I. Life has thrown some hard times at our family, but my mom is our rock and the glue that holds us together. She is passionate about the environment, loves rock music, wants to put blue streaks in her hair, and while she is my best friend, she will ALWAYS remind me that she’s my mom, I’m her kid and she is always right. I honestly don’t know what I would do without her. She has raised me to be a strong, confident woman and I am so proud that I’m her daughter. It’s the best feeling in the world when you make her laugh and after a long day at work, she’ll have the bottle of wine ready. I love you, mom! Thank you for being the best mom in the entire world.
That picture is at the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert. She is a rock star!
Here’s a shout out to the other mothers in my life:
Christina D. M., Emily S., Lisa M., Molly L., Tracy E., Debbie C., Tana D., Theresa G., Maggie M., Marylin T., Donna B., Janice P., Tiffany P.T., Christina P.B., Jen M.M., Arlene B., Lizzette V.T., Maria C., Abby C.
Happy Mother’s Day, ladies!!!!