In honor of Mother’s Day this weekend, I wanted to take a quick minute to tell y’all just a little more about my mom and why I love her. It’s no secret that I adore her and although I could never repay her for everything she’s done for me, I’m talking about 10 reasons why I admire her today!
10 Reasons Why I Admire My Mom
1. She literally does it all. Works a full time job as a teacher, works after that job as a teacher, takes care of my dad (which is a full time job itself), cooks, cleans, and still finds time to check up on my sister and I. She has little help and is basically a super hero.
2. She’s hilarious. All in all, the woman has some great one liners.
3. She is a great financial role model. I have yet to demonstrate that she’s gotten through to me, but I’ve been listening all these years! Between watching her and listening to her advice on saving, investing, and taxes, I feel more prepared going into my first “big kid” job thanks to her guidance.
4. She doesn’t try to be perfect and never expected us to be either. I always remember her saying, “My kids aren’t perfect, and I’m not either” and she emphasizes being a good person, a good daughter, and a good mother, rather than being perfect.
5. She dreams big. My mom is always coming up with awesome ideas/dreams for future businesses she wants to start. I swear, some of her ideas, if they were put into action, would be dynamite! I always enjoy hearing her creativity and wish I had more of it.
6. She’s the most emotionally strong person I know. Over the past couple years, this has been one of the things I have appreciated most. I am not an emotionally strong person at all. My mom, on the other hand, is the most level headed person when it comes to looking at life and death, sickness, stress in general, and putting life in perspective –especially with my dad being so sick the past year. To put it frankly–> After all she does, I have no idea how that woman doesn’t lose her shit at the end of everyday. She is a constant rock and is a great role model of emotional strength and has helped me to have a more level headed perspective on life (AKA- No matter what happens, we’re all gonna be fine). If I could choose only one way to be like her, it would be to be as emotionally strong as she is,.
7. She tolerates my venting, complaining, and worrying, ESPECIALLY these past few months while finishing my PhD. Enough said, the woman is a saint.
8. She is the best “finder” I’ve ever met. Let me tell you a story. Hard to believe with my spazziness and disorganization tendencies, but growing up when my mom would tell me to find something, I would look (or “thought i did”) and not find it…low and behold she would go look 2 seconds later and always find it! Believe it or not, this STILL happens today!
9. She raised my sister and I to be capable, independent human beings. My mom raised us have common sense and to be knowledgeable human beings that could be independent in the real world. With my long stretch of singleness as of late, she may have done too good of job! (I kid I kid). But seriously, she always emphasized us to not follow the crowd, to be capable of doing things on our own, and to not have to rely on anyone else because you never know what tomorrow will bring. I couldn’t agree more.
10. She got me hooked on chocolate martinis. Because when all else fails, ya gotta have a a fall back!
Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!
Now you tell me…what do you admire most about your mom?