With my mother's birthday this past weekend, it really made me sit down and think about how much she has accomplished in her lifetime so far and how much she means to me. Sometimes it's the smallest things in life that we take for granted. Ever since I left for college, I have realized how much I needed my mother, even for the small things. She doesn't bat an eye when I ask her how long to cook chicken for or how to make soup or when I call her at 2 am because I have a test the next day and can't sleep.
My mother is far too young to have three children. At "29" she has a junior in college, a senior in high school, and a sophomore in high school. My first year at college, I realized how much I truly depended on my mother. She was my best friend. She was there for me whenever I needed her, she was the sister I never had, and the mother I always needed. She comforted me when I needed a shoulder to cry on and at my many attempted sports. She never once said that I couldn't do something and always told to stick with whatever I start, no matter how much I wanted to quit.
She's always been the person that I look to as my role model. Forget the supermodels and celebrities, my mother is my own superwoman. I don't know what I would do without her. My mother is the most important role model in my life. She taught me how to be a better person and how to live my life. She's always provided for me, from birth to college. I enjoy the times I spend with her and don't take them for granted. As a high schooler, the last thing I wanted to do was to be seen with my mom, but now that I'm older and have met more people who all come from different living situation, I have learned not to take what I have for granted.
Now as a twenty year old, I miss the times where my mother and I could hang out without a worry. With both of us working constantly, it's hard for us to hang out like we used to but we find the time here and there to hang out. I could not have asked for a better mother. Even when things turn out a different way than expected, and I call at 2am, she's always there for me. I love you, mom.