i know mother's day has come and gone, but i think everyday is a perfect day to celebrate our mothers and to show them how much they mean to us.
my mom has been my best friend since i can remember. i can remember coming home from kindergarten eating bologna sandwiches with doritos and watching the afternoon soap operas with her. When my baby brother was born, i remember holding him all the time and always wanting to give him love, just like my mom did. I think this is when i made up my mind, that all i wanted to be when i grew up was a mom. In third grade we made posters of our future careers we wanted to have. Loving country music, i naturally dreamed of being a country singer. I also taped a ring on the poster and wrote down, wife and mom. I'm pretty sure i am the only one who had this as their future aspiration. Being the only girl in my family, i was so lucky to be able to spend so much time with my mom. We went scrapbooking almost every friday when i was in middle school. I used to be her sidekick when she sold pampered chef, i mastered that apple peeler/corer/slicer! In high school girls would complain about how they hated their parents, and how they couldn't wait to move out and go away for school. I felt so sorry for them. I was either out to lunch with my mom, or talking to her on the phone while i ate lunch at school. It was a quick "hey, what are you doing, what have you been doing?" conversation, but i will always cherish those few minute phone calls. My friends used to ask, "who are you talking to on the phone?" and they were so surprised when i was would say, "my mom." All of my girlfriends knew within a couple weeks that my mom was my best friend. I am so grateful i was chosen to be part of the family i am in today. I am even more grateful that i was lucky enough to get the mom that i did. She is strong, beautiful, funny, smart, passionate, and loving.
My favorite memory of my mom and i happened on my wedding day. She was there by my side getting ready to be sealed to the mister. When i walked into the sealing room she was there waiting for me. I remember being so so nervous to look at david, thinking i might start to cry, so i looked at my mom. She was the last person i hugged as i left the sealing room, and the first person i saw in the bride's room. She helped me put my dress on, and make sure everything was perfect for when i walked out of the temple with my husband. When i was ready to go see david, i gave my mom a hug and kiss, and told her i loved her. This memory is one i will never forget.
happy mothers day mom, i love you the most and i know i can speak for the brothers too and say you are the best mom ever.
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