So many people go through life longing for a connection to their parents. My mother has always been the sun, the clouds, the blue sky and the shadow that lingered throughout my day. She has always remained connected to me through ups and through downs. My mother has treated me like her daughter and she has treated me like her friend. I can go on and on about the many ways in which she's supported and encouraged me. I can also go on and on about the many ways in which she stood up for me. No relationship is perfect but when the core of your bond is based in love, nothing can steer you wrong. I love my mother with every fiber of who I am.
I don't always express my love in the ways that many would consider just and right. No. I choose to show my mom how much she is valued by remaining ever present when she needs me. When my mom needs to cry and vent she has found my shoulder to be a safe resting spot. When my mom had moments where she needed to be appreciated I showed her with my words, with materials goods and with my presence. I may not be a perfect daughter but I know that at the end of the day, I want to be perfect for her. I want her to know that although we encountered horrific circumstances and dealt with challenges that left us devastated and untrusting, at the core of those situations was deep and profound love for each other that was unable to be broken even in the midst of all of the chaos.
So on this 19th day of March, I honor my mother. I am also honored to be able to share this month with her. Sure, I'll have moments of selfishness where I want it all to myself. But at the end of the day when I 'm able to sit and reflect on the woman who is my mother I can only say that I'm grateful. Besides, I'll never forget her birthday haha.
Happy Birthday Mom, I LOVE YOU!!!