When you were a baby, the person you wanted when you cried was most likely going to be your mom. In elementary school, the first person to know about all of your good grades and accomplishments was your mom. In middle school, she may have been the absolute LAST person you wanted to tell anything, but she was always there for you. In high school, you started to accept her into your life more and more, and by the time senior year rolled around, you couldn’t imagine how you were going to leave her in a few short months. Now that you are in college, she’s the first call on a bad day, the first call on a good day, and the first call when you finally get that A on a test you have been studying so hard for.
Let’s face it, we all used to hate it when our mom would say “you’ll understand one day” when we just could not figure out why she wouldn’t let us go to the skating rink alone in sixth grade. And let’s not forget about that “I’m always right” statement that used to creep up after she said no and something bad happened at the skating rink that weekend. You used to cringe when someone would tell you how much you looked and acted like your mom, and you always thought I will never, EVER do this to my child when I am a mother.
But looking back on it now, she was right.
You’ll never tell her she was right, but you know she was. You’ll never tell her how much you look up to her, or how every time a teacher asks you who your hero is, the answer is your mother. You’ll never tell her thank you for making you sit at the kitchen table and do your homework while all of your friends are outside playing, because now you make A’s in college and you realize that all of those hours spent doing homework were so worth it. You will never tell her thank you for putting up with your temper tantrums and meltdowns and you’ll always feel guilty for telling her you hate her in a heated moment.
Because the truth is, you don’t hate her. She did all of the things that you hated because she loves you and only wants the best for you. You are her child, and she would go to the ends of the earth to keep you safe and happy.
Moms are probably one of the most special gifts a person could receive. They are there to nurture you and care for you when you need it the most. They are there to tell you when you look terrible or when you look amazing. A mom is there to catch you when you fall, and love you unconditionally even when you mess up (like really mess up…) They know you better than you know yourself.
When it comes down to it, your mom will always be one of the most important people in your life. Respect her, love her, and be there for her the way she is there for you. The bond between a mother and child is one that can never be broken or replicated, so don’t take it for granted. Tell her you love her every day and never let that mother/child bond break.