Thankful Thursday: Mama Who Bore Me

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We fight.

We laugh.

We gossip.

We debate.

We love and we live.

My mom, sister, and niece enjoying their first taste of gelato in Rome for her 65th birthday.

She taught me the value of sacrifice by example. She paved the way for me so long ago by breaking through language, financial and cultural barriers to get my family the very best that she could.

She showed me what it was to be a fighter, a domestic goddess, considerate and self-loving, questioning of the world around me, an exceptional woman through and through.

Celebrating my mom’s 69th birthday one year ago.

My mother turns 70 years young this weekend. How can I properly capture her? Words are so small in comparison to the footprint she’s already left on the world. Pictures are justĀ  moments frozen in time, doing little to illustrate just how magnificent she is.

In the entire history of the world, she is singular. Unique. A one of a kind treasure.

And no matter how far apart we find ourselves mid argument or how misunderstood I feel (because we’ll always complain that parents just don’t understand), I can never stop loving this contrary, stubborn, incredibly giving, beautiful person.

What am I thankful for? 70 years of my mom. And all the years to come.

Thankful Thursday: Mama Who Bore Me

What are you thankful for this week?

As always, keep paying it forward. Stay healthy! :-)

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Stay positive. Eat well. Travel consciously. Move yourself. Change the world.
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7 Responses to Thankful Thursday: Mama Who Bore Me

  1. This is beautiful! And totally made me tear up. Love it! :)-Ashley

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  2. Lora Hogan says:

    AWE! Happy birthday Mama!

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  3. balmtomysoul says:

    I am thankful for my mama too! Much of what I am I owe to my own mother. She taught me patience and love. She taught me kindness and bravery. So many wonderful things. Thanks for a good reminder of what I can think about on Mother’s Day.

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  4. Nice post! You are both lucky to have each other.

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