This is cliché mother’s day post, but I don’t care! I have a really special relationship with both my parents, so I’m gonna do the sappy posts. #sorrynotsorry
My mom is one of my biggest heros and here are a few reasons why:
She is the most loyal person I know. My mom 100% always always always has the back of those she loves and cares for. If I want to run a marathon, she’s going to be right up front with balloons and a cowbell, shouting for me to go go go! And if I crashed and burned, she’d scoop me up off the pavement and give me cookies and wine.
She always takes my side, but also calls me on my B.S. HA! Every person needs this in their life. She’s always going to see my side. BUT…there have definitely been times when she’s like, “Ok but, what about….” And I have a lightbulb moment. I know I can talk to her about literally anything. I remember growing up and my friends saying things like “I can’t tell my mom that!” and being like “why not?” She is my sounding board and moral rudder!
She lets me call her when I don’t understand my health insurance, Bennie The Dog’s left ear is cocked weirdly, and “can I drink milk past the expiration date?” – Yet she still treats me like the adult I pretend to be. I am fully aware of the irony in the number of times I’ve said “I’m an adult” to my parents, then turned right around and been like “can I finish this open bottle of wine after its been open for 3 days?” Bless them for not throwing this in my face. Yes, I’m 27. #adulting
She is selfless beyond words. I don’t know how parents become this way. I know there are stories of moms lifting cars off their babies. I know my mom has given up countless weekends to stand in the cold trying to get a glimpse of me while I run around some city in the dark at some ungodly hour. And she does this by choice! I always tell her, and will always believe, that spectating is the hardest part of races.
She accepts me and all the parts of my life. When I wanted to adopt a dog, I knew I needed my mom on board. Just because I trust her judgment so much. If she supported it and thought I could do it, then it would be ok. She has totally embraced Bennie with the unconditional love that only moms are capable of. He may like her more than me, and I totally get it.
She has taught me organization and planning – especially with money. Her work ethic is amazing in this area. No one learns this stuff from just existing in society. I know how to balance a checkbook. My dad helped me set up my first savings account. Both of my parents have really done everything they can to set me up for success, and I am eternally grateful.
She is my best friend. She is who I call when I’m hurting and need to cry. She is always down to celebrate with me. We talk every day. She is my movie and pizza buddy, and she always lets me get whatever kind of pizza I want and shares dessert with me. And she would be my friend even if we weren’t mother and daughter. But thank GAWD we are cuz I love my mom!
This post could go on forever. There truly aren’t enough words to express all the feels I have for my mom. But I know she knows, because she just gets me like that.
Mom, Dad and I love you so much! Thank you for being an amazing mom, wife, sister, friend, dog grandma, hero!