I have been debating this post. Should I really get all gushy & emotional to tell you about my best friend, who is also my Mom? Especially since I know alot of my friends do not have the best relationship with their own? My conclusion is…yes. My Mom is such a huge part of my life & has helped shaped me into the woman I am, that I feel how can I not pay homage to her when Mother’s day just passed?? 😉
I feel really blessed to have such a great friendship with my Mom; I often will say it is both a blessing & a curse how close we are; & I do even find myself with holding info about my life here & there just so I do not have to get into a deep discussion with her, or explain I don’t know why a guy did or didn’t call me back (haha). Sometimes, I also definitely notice that generation gap; my bestie & confidant is a woman born in the 1950s, while I am a product of the 1980s. We have talked about that, too, & she admits how much more simple life was for her at my age; college fees weren’t an issue, jobs were easier to come by, illnesses were not as common for young people & the cost of living overall just was not the burden it is on us all nowadays. I also applaud her generation; I feel many political issues were not swept under the rug, & people took advantage more of freedom of speech, & you have to admire the love is free & make love not war mindset from her ‘hay day’…although, I totally would have been a hippy if I were her…she claims she was not 😉
She also claims I am more spunky & gutsy than she was at my age….having recently said “I would have never taken a trip by myself to New York, tackled mosh pits or played a Stripper in a movie like you, Mary!” (While I have written some about my NYC & moshing ventures…I know I have yet to share with you my experience on a 10 day overnight film shoot….I wasn’t supposed to be a good Stripper, just for the record!). I feel it is quite the contrary; I bet there is alot about Mom she has not told me that perhaps inspired where I get my maybe-spunk from….I think I am somewhat lazy, anyways.
My Mother is my friend I can always count on, & I take advantage of that. Who do I call at 4 in the morning when I am sad, cannot sleep or see something silly on tv? Who knows before me a boy I will have a crush on or what kind of movie I am going to want to see? Yep, Mommy!
Shes had the burden of taking care of me, too; having been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 8 years old, I cannot imagine how scared she must have been having to give her sick little girl insulin shots, then hoping it was enough insulin so I don’t feel sick from high blood sugar, or too much insulin & praying that I don’t take a nap yet never wake up because the insulin made me go too low & into a coma. Shes always done all she can for me; she is the reason I now live this life I love in SoCal; having helped me make the big leap from small town mouse to city mouse, & always encouraging me to keep going when times are frustrating.
I got to see her for Mother’s Day, a 1st in 2 years for us! Below, some pictures of Mom riding the Hot Air Balloon Race at Knotts Berry Farm, as well as a picture of my gifts she gave me for Mother’s Day. Yeah, you might be thinking, “I didn’t think Mary is a Mom?” I am not. Not even to pets. But, since I was young, Mom has had the silly habit of giving ME a gift on Mother’s Day since she is honored to be celebrating the holiday because of me….silly, I know. This year, she got me the adorable gift of a suitcase with How to be A Princess trinkets inside (I made her show me the receipt that it truly was only $2 on a clearance table) aaaannnd, you guessed it….a gluten free CUPCAKE!;-) Thanks, Mom!
I love you more than anyone or thing in the world! xo (&PS….she would kill me if she knew these photos of her were on my blog…so this is our secret, ok?!)
(Cupcake from Santa Barbara…chocolate…mmmm…)
LOVE those pics of your mom in the basket!
RIGHT?! Hehe. She just had to go on that ride & only 1 grown up per balloon is allowed haha.
I can totally relate. My mom is my best friend too. I love your mom’s photos – she looks like a little kid having fun at Disney :-).
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