When You Give A Girl An Allison

When You Give A Girl An Allison

You're giving her a life full of unconditional love.

I didn't want to title this blog post, 'When You Give A Girl A Mother' because we've all seen that title... And it makes it so generic. I wanted to title this 'When You Give A Girl An Allison', to showcase what exactly it means to have Allison Harre as a mother.

When you give a girl an Allison, you're giving her a best friend. A best friend who no matter the mistakes you make, or the things that come out of your mouth when your filter goes MIA, she still stands right beside you. Even when you talk too much, she may be annoyed, but never embarrassed. She's a best friend that isn't afraid to tell you the truth, even when it's hard. Though Allison doesn't only tell you the truth, then leave you there to figure it out on your own. She tells you what you need to hear, and works with you to figure out where to go from there. When you give a girl an Allison, she never has to worry about taking on the world alone.

When you give a girl an Allison, you're giving her a superhero. While Allison may believe she, 'majored in History for a reason'.. There is nothing she can't do. When you find yourself at your lowest point, crippled in extreme fear and pain, she comes to your rescue. She never had training in nursing, but that doesn't stop her. Allison will do whatever she can and learn whatever she has to until you are up and walking again; even if that means sticking gauze in a giant hole in your leg from a brown recluse bite. When you give a girl an Allison, you're giving her a fearless Superhero.

When you give a girl an Allison, you're giving her a role model. A role model in life, love and most of all parenting. You're giving her a living, breathing step-by-step tutorial of 'How to Be An Amazing Mother'. She knows when it comes time for her to be a mother to her own child, she'll at least be a decent mother because she has seen Allison for 23 years teach her how to succeed at being a Mom.

When you give a girl an Allison, you're giving her kids a best, best friend. As much as Allison has been a best friend to you, somehow she manages to be an even better best friend for her grandchildren. She radiates compassion, and watching your kids gravitate towards it is not only rewarding but a rather telling justification that when you give a girl an Allison, you really did give her and her future kids a Superhero. You gave them a protector. You gave them a best friend. A role model. The closest thing to a living Saint. You gave them endless laughs. A shoulder to cry on. A pair of the strongest arms to help pick you up from what seems to be rock bottom. A cheerleader. A nurse. A teacher. You gave them everything they need to be successful in the form of a beautiful, selfless mother.

When you give a girl an Allison, she will be successful.. Because to her, success is so much more than money. Success is raising a healthy, loving, respectful, God-fearing family. Success is managing to exude compassion and patience even when it seems as though your world around you is crashing and everything is going wrong.

Allison is the epitome of success, and after being raised by a successful woman, she has no choice but to be a success of her own; when you give a girl an Allison.

Happy Mothers Day, Mom. Thanks for being my Allison.

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21 Things You Say To Your Roommate If You Two Are Practically A Married Couple

Until I made this list, I didn't realize how absurdly close my roommate and I were. #sorrynotsorry

1. "Can you turn the light off?"

2. "We probably shouldn't go out for dinner again...right?"

*complains about not having money* *spends $8 on Chipotle three times a week*

3. "I always pick where we go"

This is a fight you have with your roommate almost every day when you're roommate is as indecisive as mine.

4. "Do you have my keys?"

5. "Can you pick me up?"

6. "Is it hot in here?"

7. "Does this outfit look stupid?"

The answer is usually yes. No offense.

8. "Can you throw this out for me?"

9. "Can we get ice cream?"

10. "I need coffee"

This text is usually sent when you know your roomie is out running errands... errands you know are near a Starbucks.

11. "Can you tell me what happened?"

12. "Are you asleep?"

There have been times where I couldn't tell if you were asleep or dead... and I had to say this out loud to check if you were alive.

13. "Check your dm's."

*cracks up in the middle of nowhere* *catches a weird stare from your roomie across the room*

14. "Can you plug this in for me?"

15. "Can you pick a movie?"

Another instance where "I always pick" happens.

16. "Look at this girl's Instagram."

*chucks phone across the room at roommate*

17. "Can you call me?"

18. "Can we meet up?"

Separation anxiety is a real thing, people.

19. "Can you help me find my phone?"

*Tries to leave the house to do something* *loses phone* every. time.

20. "What should we do tonight?"

*tries to get ready to do something fun* *ends up staying in for another girls night*

21. "Why isn't everyone as great as us?"

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To All The Young Adult Women Out There With 'Daddy Issues'

Some dads don't deserve your respect, and you shouldn't feel obliged to give it to them.

A lot of people have a great relationship with their Fathers, and I think that's amazing. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case.

I never knew the meaning of being a "daddy's girl," but I always wanted to be that.

I strived to make one person in my life happy, unfortunately it was the one person that couldn't give two sh*ts about me. Honestly, that was one of the biggest and most freeing revelations of my life, I realized after a long time of trying to become someone else for my father, that it just wasn't worth it.

My dad was always the cool guy in the room, he's the guy that makes everyone laugh and seems so nonchalant about it. The truth is that it was all a huge facade. I feel like a lot of girls out there should be able to relate.

Your dad is the one male figure you look up to the most, right?

Well, that isn't always true, I've talked to a lot of women that have chosen to look up to their dad for the longest time, and that has only gotten them into big trouble. Whether it's always falling for the bad boy or feeling like as a woman you don't get the same respect as a man, it doesn't matter. You slowly become someone you don't even recognize, you compromise yourself for someone you respect more than anyone else.

I lived for the one time a year that I got to go to my Dad's house and spent a week with him, I waited anxiously for him to pick me up and to go on some crazy adventure... To have some philosophical debate and to feel like someone finally understood me in the way I wanted to be understood. Eventually, as I grew up, I was lucky enough to realize that I would be disappointed most of the time.

I realized that there was emotional abuse there, whether I gained a few pounds since the last time he saw me or wasn't smart enough.

I wouldn't find the solace that I was searching for. All I would find from that trip was that my dad wasn't the man that I thought he was. He wasn't a man that deserved respect, he was a man who was just as lost as a teenage girl. The difference was that I knew I would eventually find my solace, I knew that I was strong and that I would find my piece of mind. I also knew that my dad never would, I knew that I couldn't put all of my trust in him because that would eventually hurt me more than it hurt him.

So, to all of the young women out there with a father who constantly lets you down, I have a few words of advice. Stop waiting for him to surprise you, stop waiting for him to become the person you always wanted to be there. That day may never come, so be strong and be you, don't compromise yourself whether it be for your father, your boyfriend, or for anyone.

You are beautiful and you deserve respect for being above all of the stupidity that you have had to deal with.

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