I Miss...

The #BlogEveryDayInMay challenge for today is "something you miss." This prompt couldn't have fallen on a better day, because one of the things I miss most in this world is my mother. 

My mother and I haven't always had the smoothest relationship, but now that I'm older, I've realized the reason for us butting heads all those years are a) because well, they were my teenage years so I was a brat, and b) my mother and I are so similar. We are both very stubborn,opinionated, and independent. We've never been ones to care to do whatever everyone else is doing. We march to the beat of our own drum in many ways, whether you like it or not. And we love deeply --it may be a spouse, an animal, a home --we form attachments and we love what we love a lot. And one thing I love a lot is her. And gosh darnit, it's hard living so far away from her. Sometimes I feel like I just need her more than ever.  I'm just glad my stubborn brain has finally recognized what a blessing she is to me in this life. 
So thank you, Mom. Thank you for instilling strength, independence, and a fierce love within me. Forgive me for my bratty years. I'm sure the favor will be returned when I have a daughter of my own one day ;)

And seriously, you and Dad should just quit your jobs and move to Washington. Just make sure you bring some of that sunshine with you.

Happy Mother's Day, Mom! I love you.


Kristine said...

Awesome post! And I agree... They should get their butts up here to WA!

Jasmine (TheHappySloths) said...

Aww that's such a lovely picture, and I bet your mom will be super touched when she reads this!

Micael said...

Wonderful post! Moms are such a blessing! I'm fortunate that mine is only a few towns over.

LWLH said...

Such a beautiful post for your mama...I think all of us were brats as teenagers, it was our nature.

Melyssa @ The Nectar Collective said...

I loveeeed this because it resonated with me OH so much! My mom and I have had a similar relationship, but I realize it's for the exact reasons you named. We also love things with all our hearts, too. This literally sounds like I could've written it! haha
Are you a Taurus by chance? I don't rigidly follow astrology, but I do identify with a lot of Taurus traits (that's what I am) and I wonder if you are too since this sounds so similar to me! haha sorry for the weird question - maybe I should've just said, "hey baby what's your sign?" Pretty sure that would've been weirder actually!

The Nectar Collective

Sarah and Stewart said...

This is a wonderful post and a gorgeous photo. I chose to feature my mom today, too. :-)

Sarah @ Life As Always