Friday, May 11, 2012

Tribute to Mom

I love my Mom.  She is my best friend.  That is why I want to pay tribute to Mom today in honor of Mother's Day.

There has never been a day in my life when I have not spoken to my Mom, and most days I also see her.  We do everything together from grocery shopping, to thrift store shopping, to going to the doctors!  We just enjoy each others' company.

I wish every child could have the childhood I had, and Mom was the center of it all.  She made my childhood one of freedom from worry so that I could just be a child.  I (and my four sisters) spent every nice day outside, from morning til dark, just playing.  All we had to play with was a swingset, a couple of bikes, a picnic table, some old pans and clothes, and that was about it.  We amused ourselves for hours with just these few items.  Mom would peek out at us from time to time, or come out on the porch if there was any yelling or arguing.  Such pleasant, happy days!

Mom was also the one we ran to when we had a "boo boo".  She would comfort us, dry our tears and bandage us up.  A hug from Mom would make everything better.  And when we were sick with the chicken pox, she made it more like a vacation than an illness!

As I grew older, Mom and I had many heart to heart talks about everything under the sun.  She always answered all my questions, difficult as they may have been.  She helped me look at all sides of an issue before making a decision, and loved me even when she thought I was making the wrong one.

I thought that as I grew older, I wouldn't need Mom as much.  Boy, was I wrong.  I seek her wisdom just as much and feel closer to her all the time.

Even now, when my Mom looks at my face, she knows that something is bothering me.  I'll cry and tell her about it, and even if it is silly, she will make me feel so much better.  I always feel calmer in Mom's presence.

So, for this Mother's Day, I just want Mom to know how much I cherish the time I spend with her, how much I appreciate the life she has given me, and how much I love her.

Mom, Happy Mother's Day, and I love you more than words can say!

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