11 Signs Your Mom Is Your Best Friend

11 Signs Your Mom Is Your Best Friend

She loves you more than she loves herself, and that kind of selfless love is what makes her your number one.

We all love our moms. We look to them for help and guidance through life's biggest and smallest challenges. We don't see them nearly as much as we need to, and when we do finally see them, we never want to leave them. We wish that we could pack them in our oversized duffle bags and take them back to college with us.

Being away at school is stressful for all of us. We are starting our journeys of becoming independent adults. We have a full day of classes, work jobs, participate in clubs, make friends and sometimes it all seems like too much to handle. Sometimes we forget that we have someone at home who is waiting for us to call and tell them about our crazy day. Sometimes we forget about Mom. But here are 11 reasons she will alway be your best friend, no matter what.

1. She's been there since day one.

This is the woman who carried you inside her for about nine months and fed you for 18 years, and then you decide you're going away to school and leaving her behind. Yet she still loves you.

2. She's seen you at your worst.

From bad hair day to bad breakups, she's seen you physically, mentally and emotionally messy and tried everything she could to fix you up.

3. She gave you everything she never had.

Have you ever heard stories from when she was young about how she played with sticks and didn't have nearly as much as you do now? You just got the brand new iPhone and your mom is wearing the same jeans she had since her junior year of high school. But she doesn't mind because she loves you.

4. She's the first phone call you make when you do something good.

You got an A on your chemistry test. You saved $25 at the grocery store today. You got the interview. No matter how grand the achievement my be, Mom is the first who needs to know about it.

5. Your biggest goal is to make her proud.

Everything you do, you're doing it for her. She probably hates when you admit that, but the grades you get, the effort you put into all of your work and your independence, it's all for her to show her that she did a great job as a mom.

6. She supports your decisions no matter what.

Even when you make that spur-of-the-moment decision to shave half of your head, eat gas station sushi or try your hand at the latest makeup trend, she's right behind you.

7. She can sense when you're in trouble.

It seems like mom always calls you at the worst times, like when you just tripped down the stairs, spilled your coffee all over your jeans and are now running to catch the bus for class.

8. She always has your back.

Once you tell your mom that someone's done something wrong to you, it's going to take a handwritten apology, a bouquet of flowers and a lifetime of repenting for Mom to ever trust them again.

9. She's always checking up on you.

Even after you tell her for the fifth time this week that you're OK and you don't need anything, she has to call at least "one last time" to make sure.

10. She gets overemotional about everything.

She's either crying because she's happy, upset, angry or just that proud of you -- it's up to you to figure out the reason.

11. She always puts you first.

She loves you more than she loves herself, and that kind of selfless love is what makes her your number one.
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The term "my person" describes the relationship between two people who have reached the highest level of friendship. They're people who have ridden the roller coaster of life together for so long that their lives would be boring without each other. In "Grey's Anatomy," the characters of Meredith Grey and Cristina Yang describe each other as each other's "person." They have a perfect friendship. Everyone (including myself) strives to achieve a friendship like theirs. What is it like to have "your person?"

1. Your person will tell it like it is.

If you think that your new haircut looks bad or if that dress makes you look fat, your person is always there to reassure you that nobody cares.

2. Your person is always on your team.

Whether it's an argument between you and your parents or you and your boyfriend/girlfriend, your person will always be there. They will go to bat for you 10/10 times and they will always be there to have your back.

3. Your person will celebrate the small victories with you.

Did you go an entire day without crying? Awesome, let's celebrate! Did you eat something other than chocolate chip cookies for breakfast? That's wonderful! The small victories count the most.

4. They will listen to you, even when you are ranting about the craziest things.

Let's face it, we have all been there. When it's late at night and we're laying in bed, thinking of the world's hardest questions, and you start to think about crazy scenarios, your person is always there to listen.

5. People instantly think that you and your person are a couple.

You aren't a couple, you just understand each other on a much higher level, so people think that you guys are in a relationship. Just go with it.

6. Your person isn't afraid to tell you that they are embarrassed by you.

Everyone gets embarrassed about each other at one point or another. Most people just pretend that it doesn't happen. Your person is going to flat out tell you that your actions and the things that you say embarrass the crap out of them.

7. Your person isn't afraid to knock you down a few notches.

Just when you think that you are on top of the world, your person will come and pop the growing balloon known as your head. They aren't afraid to snap you back into reality.

8. They will build you up faster than they will tear you down.

Yes, they will bring you back to reality and tell you like it is, but they will also be the first one to encourage you and to tell you how wonderful you are.

9. Your person is not afraid to call your bluff.

They will call you out on your BS and make you tell them how you really feel, so they can help fix you.

10. You stick together no matter what.

Even though you get mad at each other, or don't speak for a few days, you will always stick together.

11. In the end, no matter what, no matter who comes in and out of your life, your person will always be your person.

Your person is there no matter what. They care when no one else does and they are always there to hold your hand.

Find your person and never let them go. They are your best friend, your worst enemy, and your biggest critic, but they know you better than you know yourself sometimes.

As for my "person," you know who you are. I love you and couldn't do life without you.

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Blood Doesn't Determine Family

Blended families are just as much of a family as a traditional one.


If you look above, you can see that have a very large family on my mother's side. Between my grandparents, aunts and uncle, cousins and my own immediate family, we're at thirty-three members and counting. All branches of our family tree have busy lives, so we don't get to see each other as much as often as we would hope to. Christmas is the one time a year where we all finally get together for the evening. If you sat in on our holiday party, you may think that we have a couple screws loose, but there is no doubt that you would be able to feel the love radiating from room to room.

If you look at the picture I chose for my header, you can see all of the cousins gathered for our yearly picture. Dysfunctional, of course, but you can tell that love is there. Would it surprise you that out of our entire huge family, less than half of us are blood-related?

I come from a blended family, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Blood does not determine family to us. Love does.

Divorce can be a messy thing, especially when children are involved. Both my aunt and uncle had remarried into relationships that already had children. For the most part, none of us can really ever remember a time when we weren't considered family. We don't ever look at each other as not being related. We never will. Family to us is the love and support that is shared unconditionally between us.

As I said, you would never be able to tell we weren't blood-related unless I told you. Not only do we all look similar to one another (which again is odd, because if the marriages had never taken place, we would just have a ton of doppelgangers running around), but the love and passion that we radiate is unmistakable that we have a bond that will never be broken, let alone determined by biology.

Blended families tend to get a bad rap sometimes from some of the horror stories that can come from second marriages. Not only that, but some people still are stuck in the idea that the only socially acceptable type of family is one where the lineage is clear and concise. Although I can see where these people come from, I don't believe that because there is a lack of shared genetics between all of us, our love is any less strong.

Family is those who will answer a call or text late at night because you need someone to talk to. They're the ones that you end up staying at their house and talking for hours when you meant to make a quick trip in. They are there for you no matter the situation and always believe in you one hundred percent.

Traditional families have a lot of love too, undoubtedly. But please, do not tell me that my family is any less of a family of a family because of its makeup. We have just as much love between us as families with the same bloodline. Blood does not determine the amount of love and affection between all of us. It never will. We will love each other as much as a traditional family. We never look at each other as a mixed family, so please stop treating us as such.

I've said it so many times, but I'll remind you once more. Blood does not determine family, love does-- and I love my family more than life itself.

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