I love my husband. I love my children. Because of those three beings in my life, I have a new respect and admiration for my lovely mother.
You see, my mom is quite possibly the best thing since sliced bread.
She has been the most selfless and encouraging soul to walk besides me. She builds me up and shows me my strengths when I feel empty. She lovingly chastises me and shifts my mind when I am wallowing in the mire of my feelings. She rejoices with me when my life feels blessed and sobs with me when I am kicked to the floor. She finds the itsy, bitsy silver lining in the sky of dark, dreary clouds and sets her gaze on that. She is the epitome of a Proverbs 31 woman and her faith in God is the anchor to which I tie my recent wandering ship. She is lovely.
I am a wife. I am a mom.
Someday I hope to have half the grace my mother has.
Today I will prove that I do listen to you, mom.
Being your daughter has taught me...
1) That yep, cleaning the kitchen before bed DOES make the next day begin more smoothly
2) That "sneaky" is indeed a very annoying trait to see in people.
3) That my daily chai also tastes better the color of the coffee table.
4) That midnight is the best hour of the day.
5) That 6am is an ungodly hour.
6) That I should have gotten a hobby when I was a teenager.
7) That a stash of sweets are best hidden above the oven/stove/range.
8) That parenting is best done with a mix of conviction, prayer and grace.
9) That gardening is salve for the soul.
10) That life is best lived as an opportunist in every way.
11) That beautiful bed linens are a worthwhile splurge.
12) That knowing all the locations of local bathrooms will make my life much easier.
I love you mom.