So it's Mother's Day, and I wanted to do a post on my mom. Every year this day is always a bit hard for me as she passed away 20 years ago. I grew up with my mother's parents so I always felt like she was with me in a way. I was eight when my mother passed away after a long hard battle with Uterine cancer. I was lucky to have her for as long as I did, and I cherish the memories I made with her.
I am my mother's mini me. There is enough of a resemblance people that I don't know come up to me to tell me their memories of her. Some might think that it would be sad to be reminded of someone you miss so much, but for me it is a time to learn more about a wonderful lady that I didn't get to spend enough time with. As a child stories were very vague, "your mom was such a great person", but as I got older people began to tell me more detailed stories of her and it made me sad I was not able to grow up with her. She was a wild child with the most loving heart. She went through so much as a child, from being adopted at 5 without her 3 other siblings to suffering through cancer and multiple back surgeries as an adult. She was a fighter, and I can only hope to ever be as strong as she was.
One thing I have learned from losing my mom so early is to always love on those around you as much as you can because you never know when they will be gone. Tell your mothers you love them (often) and if you are going through a time in which you are not getting along with them know that it is only for a season, and that restoring that relationship is something you should take the time to try to do. I know that not all relationships can be restored, but it takes a strong person to try.
So lovelies enjoy your day and show some love to those around you!