My Mom, My Best Friend

Hey everyone! I’m back again for the third week in a row! My posting flow is finally coming back, and I’m hoping to keep it going. When I was brainstorming for this weeks post I came to the conclusion that writing a post about my mom was a must! With Mother’s Day only a couple of day’s away I wanted to share how much she means to me, and how much she’s impacted my life. I mean I literally wouldn’t be here without her!!

My mom is so amazing! She’s caring, strong, smart, funny, and just the coolest mom ever. She’s always encouraged me, supported me, and allowed me to be my own person. When I think back to when I was little and she stayed home with me I’m reminded of how amazing that time of my life was. She played with me, told me scary stories, shared her favorite movies with me, and always made sure I was taken care of. When I think about it all I think about how our relationship turning into a true friendship started even back then. I remember how I used to feel so grown up because she’d let me stay up late some nights so we could watch movies together or we’d sit on her bed during lunch and watch shows like Diagnosis Murder and Matlock. All in all my relationship with my mom has grown stronger and stronger throughout the years. In honor of my mom celebrating her 23rd Mother’s Day this year I thought I’d share 23 things about her. Some of these things are things that I love about her, some are just memories of our time together, and some of these are things I’ve learned from her. So mom here’s to you and all the great things you do!

  1. First and most importantly my mom almost never made my sister and I wear matching outfits, and I will always be so thankful for that!!!
  2. My mom is super cool because she LOVES video games! She’s beaten all the Tomb Raider games, and she’s beaten most of them many times.
  3. Something my mom has taught me is that if you’re shopping and you can’t decide if you want something then you should just hold on to it for a bit. Sometimes just holding it as you walk through a store can really help you decide if it’s something you want to purchase or not.
  4. I appreciate the fact that I know if I need to rant or talk that I can go to my mom, and I love that our relationship has gotten to a point where she now feels she can rant or talk to me about stuff.
  5. My mom and dad are big music lovers and passed on their love of music to my sister and I! They used to go to concerts all the time, and they definitely passed the concert bug on to us!
  6. Continuing on with concerts! I appreciate the fact that my mom has driven my sister and I to so many concerts, and also attended so many concerts with us! Sometimes she didn’t even like the bands, but she’d go to make us happy.
  7. Part 3 of music/concerts! I feel like it makes my mom even cooler that Don Broco is one of her favorite bands!
  8. I learned from my mom that sometimes even though going on an adventure can seem intimidating it normally leads to a lot of fun.
  9. When I first started talking about how I was struggling with my mental health my mom taught me that I wasn’t alone, and confirmed that she is always in my corner. She’s always provided a listening and understanding ear.
  10. As I mentioned earlier my mom used to tell me scary stories! We’d normally sit outside under the tree in our front yard and eat a snack while she would tell me a story. There were these two stories in particular that she would tell me, and I’d make her tell them to me over and over again.
  11. My appreciation for 80’s movies and 80’s music for the most part came from my mom.
  12. My mom taught me that the smallest things in life can bring you the most joy.
  13. Speaking of the little things, I love how happy my mom get’s just to receive a gift that is as simple as pens and other types of office supplies.
  14. She’s taught me that spending time by yourself is important, and sometimes necessary.
  15. When I was in the third grade I really wanted to read something by Shakespeare, and I’m thankful to mom for suffering through it with me. We found that reading Romeo & Juliet at any age can be quite the struggle.
  16. My mom taught me that it doesn’t matter if you are no longer technically a kid you can still enjoy fun things like toys, sparkly things, and Disney movies.
  17. Earlier I mentioned that when I was a kid there were times where I felt like a grown up because we’d do things like stay up late to watch movies. I also remember when I was younger that Kohl’s would have this late night sale every so often. I remember several times her and I went to the sale, and I remember feeling so cool and grown up because she let me go with her.
  18. I’m thankful that my mom never pushed my sister and I to be any certain way (ex: girly girl,tomboy). If we wanted to play with Army men or watch Pokemon or do something that many people considered “boy things” she didn’t mind. She was just as happy for us to play with or watch those things as she was when we played Barbies or watched some Princess movie.
  19. My mom has taught me that sometimes you just have to try something. It may not work out or you may not like it, but at least you gave it a shot.
  20. I’m thankful my mom has always been the one to encourage me to journal because once I really started getting into it I realized just how beneficial it is.
  21. My mom taught me that Fall can’t really start until you’ve watched You’ve Got Mail.
  22. My relationship with Christ has been able to grow and strengthen thanks to the example my mom has given me through the way she lives her life.
  23. Something I most appreciate about my mom is she has never tried to push me into something or pressure me into something. While almost everyone else wanted to know when I was going to date or what I’m going to do with my life she encouraged me to just enjoy life. She’s told me to enjoy each moment of my life, and when/if things are supposed to happen then they’ll happen.

Overall, my mom has played a large role in my life. The way she lives her life inspires me in the way that I live my life. She’s my mom, but she’s also one of my best friends. She made that friendship clear from the very beginning, and I’m so thankful for that. My mom has always offered advice on different matters, but has always encouraged me to make my own decisions. She has allowed me to be my own person, and hasn’t given me any unnecessary pressure. She’s taught me to love and listen to others. She started my appreciation for 80’s movies, scary movies/stories, and crime shows. My mom has been there for every step of the way in my life, and has made it clear so many times that she has my back. I’m forever thankful for all she does, and I couldn’t do it without her. I literally couldn’t do it without her because like I said earlier I literally wouldn’t be here without her.

So thanks for all you do mom! I can say that directly to her because another great thing about my mom is she is one of the biggest supporters of my blog. She’s always one of the first to read it, and then she’s calling me, texting me, or finding me to talk face to face about what she though about the post. Anyways I’m thankful for my mom, and all she does!

I’d love to hear a story about your mom or a mother figure in your life that inspired you. Be sure to comment below with any stories or life lessons you have about those figures you admire/acknowledge on mother’s day. Thanks for reading! See you next week!!

2 thoughts on “My Mom, My Best Friend

  1. WOW! This is like the best Mother’s Day gift ever. I’m reading this and tearing up and feeling so Thankful for you and all the memories we have. I will read this over and over and I feel totally honored to be a part of your blog:) Thank you my Ash!!!!!

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