The Older I Get, The More I Realize My Mom Is My BFF
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The Older I Get, The More I Realize My Mom Is My BFF

As much as 16-year-old me might disagree, it's true.

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Carly Miller
Carly Miller

Getting older, and being in college especially, has taught me a number of things. A number that I actually wrote a previous article on (go check it out). This time around, I'd like to solely focus on the fact that one of the major things I've learned through my short time of adulting is that my mother is, in fact, my best friend.

During high school, I didn't always want to believe that my mom was right about everything, and I often tested her more than I probably should have (sorry, mom). But now, having moved away from home, I realize more and more each day that that lady DOES know what she's talking about and DOES know what's best for me. I feel like I am always calling my mama with questions that really only she has the best answers to. If only I had come to this conclusion earlier on, but better late than never, right?


Along with that, I've learned to cherish the time that I get to spend with her much more than I used to. I mean, when I lived at home, I saw her all of the time. It was an everyday occurrence. Now that I'm really only home for special events or holidays, though, my mom is one of the main people I want to spend my time with whenever I'm back there, and I get genuinely excited to see and hang out with her.

As sappy as this article may sound, I am thankful for the support and life advice that my mom has given to me. She has told me my entire life that she is my biggest fan, and now I can definitely say that I am her's as well. She is always down to talk on the phone about nothing for as long as I'm able to, she is the first to send me a new tasty recipe to try, and she is always willing to beat me in a game of Cup Pong on our phones. Either way, my mom rocks and I don't have a clue what I would do without my best pal.

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