Today’s post is totally different than my usual. This weekend is Mother’s day and all of America will be celebrating all the wonderful moms in the world. Many of you know I don’t have children but I have an amazing mom! Today’s post will be all about celebrating her and Mother’s Day.
I’ve learned some incredible things from my mom over the years. One thing is for sure it was definitely hard to choose 3 things because everything that I have learned has helped me become the person I am today. Now that I’m older I realized how much of what my mom has said is important. You know those teenage years when you think you know it all and your parents must be insane… OH THE DAYS.
#1 Always be yourself
Back to those high school days. Of course, I wanted to fit in and be and do like my friends did. I thought that’s what life was all about. I’m sure many of you have been in this position and my mom would always remind me to be myself. It’s the great “your friends should like you for who you are.” “Don’t change for anyone.” Back then I thought it was what parents were supposed to say to their kids so they would feel good. Now I realize how true it is. As I said in a recent post, you won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but those who stick around are true friends.
#2 Family comes first
No one has taught me this better than my mom. No matter the situation or time of day she always put us first. To this day if we need anything or are sick with a cold she is there to help us. It’s been such a great feeling knowing that no matter what she will be there for me. It’s also shown me that family is important and should come first. Growing up I always thought being with friends and making those memories was important in life. Time and time again I’ve been proven wrong and know that my mom’s way is definitely the best.
#3 Love, Love, Love!
My family is a funny one (literally). We aren’t overly affectionate but if you are around us you definitely know we love each other. Growing up I wasn’t very affectionate at all. I mean I loved my family and friends but ask them and I had a funny way of showing it. Even when I didn’t want hugs my mom would hug me. Gave me kisses even if she was upset with me. No matter what the situation there was love involved. She taught me how to love and forgive. It’s been one of the greatest lessons I’ve learned to date.
To all the moms out there I hope you have a Happy Mother’s Day! For everyone else give your mom an extra big hug on her day. To my mom thank you for everything! You seriously are the greatest mom I could have ever asked for. I know sometimes I may argue with you or we might not see eye to eye but at the end of the day I’m always here for you the same way you are here for me. I can’t wait to spend another Mother’s Day with you!