It's hard to put into words how much my mother means to me. And after everything I have put her through she is still there ... she's always been there.
Even after the fights I would start for no reason at all. After the countless times I would answer one of her questions with frustration ... taking things out on her when I shouldn't have. Supporting me in every play, game, recital ... you name it, she was there. From the days of scraped knees and grass stains to the final chapters of my college career ... I know I couldn't have gone through it all without her. She's made me laugh when I didn't have strength enough. She's put up with me from the good times and bad ... with the yelling then laughing at every fight we've ever had.
I don't tell her enough how much I am grateful for her, how much she has made my life amazing, or even how much I appreciate all she does. Even though I don't say it as much as I should, I think about it every day.
So, as Mothers Day rolls around, once again I'm reminded how much I don't tell my mother how grateful I am for that amazing woman ... however, I am very much grateful for my mother/voice of reason every day of the year.
Thank You Mom. Thank you for all you do and all you are. I'd be lost without you.