Thursday, April 30, 2009

My Best Friend, My Mom...

A best friend, someone that I can turn to when I need a shoulder to lean on. Someone that listens, even though she might like to give advice. Someone that doesn't give that advice unless they are asked. Someone that feels my pain and understands without me ever saying a word. Someone that will pray for me...unceasing...until God hears her. Someone that was there with me to celebrate the good times and someone that was there to hold my hand during the tough times too.

She watched me grow, she lead me in the right direction and at times pushed me in the right direction! She was proud and disappointed at times, but the love she felt for me was never different. It was always an unconditional love.

Sometimes I resented her, but most times I listened and so appreciated the advice she imparted. And as I "grew up" I realized how much she really knew, how smart she is.

With all the love she could muster she opened her arms and let me go, even though she wanted to protect me forever. And I went, running into that new world of adulthood, never thinking I'd look back....but I did. Over and over I looked back and then ran back into the comfort of her arms.

She always knew what to say and she also knew when it was alright not to say anything. She knew when to make me go back into that adult world even though it was so hard for her. She knew she gave me everything I needed to survive in it, and I have. I may have some scars to show for it, but I survived.

She stood by while I made mistakes in life and let me make them so I would learn. But, she was always there to pick up the pieces when I failed. She let me know that it was alright to fail as long as I picked myself up and kept on going.

It's not just one day a year that is so special to honor her, I honor her every single day. At night my prayers don't end without asking God to continue to protect and bless her, I thank Him for her every night.  He gave me to her to watch over for Him, He trusted her with His child...to raise as He would see me raised, to honor Him and to honor her.

I call her Mom, she is everything to me and I thank God every day for her.  Happy Mother's Day Mom, I LOVE you!!

5 comments:

myminimocs said...

WOW - what an amazing tribute - i felt and related to every word! thank you for sharing you thoughts!!!

whyte said...

That is an absolutely beautiful tribute to your Mom! I really enjoyed the emotion and reading this!

Chris said...

What a beautiful loving tribute to your mom.

Hugs

BeadedTail said...

Such a beautiful tribute to your mom! Thank you for sharing!

ARTISANNE said...

Beautiful and moving Melana, I'm going to give my mum an extra special hug when I see her on Thursday, her 75th birthday... and every other time I see her too :)

Your mom would be so proud of the amazing human being you are.