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All That I Am, I Owe To My Mother

Behind every strong woman is a strong mother. Personally, my mother is the sole reason I am who I am today. She inspires, supports, and motivates me every day. My relationship with my mom has always been real and strong, and for that I am forever grateful!

While we strong women are more than capable of doing life ourselves, I don’t think our moms get enough credit. Let’s start with the fact that they carried us for nine months. They deserve an award for that alone! They loved us first when we were born, stayed up with us while we cried through the night as babies, and dealt with tantrums when we hit our terrible two’s. They loved us through our preteen “I hate you,” fights, supported us though our first breakup, and were patient when we got our first period and we thought the world was ending.

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Moms have a different love for their daughters, one that stays constant through the highs and the lows of life. They are our rock and our role model from day one. They are our first best friend and the best secret keeper ever.

I don’t know where I would be without my mom and her strong, unconditional love. She never fails to make me smile, send me, “Good luck,” or, “Have a great day!” texts, or be waiting with open arms when I think I can’t do it anymore.

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So, if you still can, hug your mom a little tighter when you see her next, and thank her for shaping you into the strong woman you are today. 

P.S. Mom if you're reading this, I love you more than you love your popcorn and wine! 

HCXO, Laura