Mother’s Day is such a fun holiday now that I have children. Seeing their beaming faces as they bring me a carefully prepared breakfast in bed and homemade trinkets from school warms my heart so much. But Mother’s Day is also a time to think about how much my own mother means to me and try to show her how I feel as well.
I have to admit, it’s not an easy thing to do. My mother and I had struggles, especially through those tumultuous teenage years. In fact, it wasn’t until I reached adulthood that our relationship really blossomed. But having become a mother myself has made me appreciate my own mom so much more.
What stands out most to me is the way that she was always there for me. As a child, she drove me to baseball games and threw me birthday parties. As a teenager, I was once excluded from a group award that my fellow peers all received and she wrote a letter to the school questioning the decision, something that led to my receiving an award as well. As an adult, she was beside me in the delivery room talking me through the birth of my children. [Read more…]