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?