We love and we live.
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.
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 just 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.
What are you thankful for this week?
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This is beautiful! And totally made me tear up. Love it! :)-Ashley
Aww thanks Ashley! I felt like there was no way I could really say everything I wanted to say. How can we when it’s our parents? Hope you have a wonderful May Day!
AWE! Happy birthday Mama!
Thanks Lora! 🙂
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.
Nice post! You are both lucky to have each other.
Thank you so much for saying that! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 🙂