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Thursday, July 29, 2010

My mom- My mother and friend

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Growing up my mom and I usually got along pretty well.  Of course we had our normal mother daughter arguments and when I was a teen I didn't want to talk to her much about what was really going on.  I really wish I would have had the relationship then that I have with her now.  I guess it is a little different now because I am older and understand that most the stuff they did for us back then was because they cared and wanted to keep us safe. As I got older she didn't really have a choice but to let me do what I did and am sure she prayed that I would learn from my mistakes.

I  am also so very thankful that she raised me up in church.  I didn't always want to go to church but she made us anyways.  lol  It wasn't really that bad and am thankful that I went because a lot of that did stay with me.  I know that once I graduated and finally got to go out in the world and experience things, which unfortunately a lot of it wasn't the best, that she was constantly praying for me especially since I had started getting off the path a little bit.  The fact that she was constantly there for me whenever I needed her is so amazing!  She could have easily just turned her back on me and made me grow up the hard way but she stuck by me.

Once I started working in group homes with clients that were mentally and physically challenged I started calling her and apologizing for how I used to treat her and asking her if I did this or this when I was younger!!  I know it's not PC to say but working with clients like that is kind of like having children.  I was overwhelmed at times and was right there calling her for help and also apologizing.  I never understood the love you could have for your own child until I worked with them. (and then really felt it once I had Mad) I loved them like they were my own, even though they were older than I was.  They became family too me and loved, joked, argued and defended them like family.  I think that job is what helped me to grow up a little bit.

Then of course as the years went by mom became my best friend and still is.  She is someone that is always there for me when I need to vent about something, ask opinions and advice from.  Now I'm not so afraid of what she will think when I call her about something.   Once we had to move for Shane's job Mom moved to the town we were moving from and now there are so many times, especially since having Mad, that I wish we were closer.  It's just not the same talking on the phone as being there to talk to her and then have her give me that hug that tells me every thing will be alright in the end.
Love you momma and thank you so much for always being there for me!!!

7 comments:

sarah said...

this is soooo beautiful....

Eve said...

This is so sweet about your Mom. She certainly sounds like a lovely person, and for her children to rise up and call her blessed, there's nothing else like it. Well done Mom! And well done you Nicole :D

Nicole said...

Thanks Sarah & Eve. She is a wonderful mom even though she still wonders if she did well enough when we were younger. I just keep telling her if I can be half the mom she is than I will be blessed!

Christian Magoncia said...

Great Post! =)

Nicole said...

Thank you!

Mary said...

such a sweet post!

Nicole said...

Thanks Mary =)

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