Thoughts of my Mom on Mother’s Day

“If the whole world were put into one scale, and my
mother in the other, the whole world would kick the beam.”
                                   ~Lord Langdale
(Henry Bickersteth)

To all the moms out there or anyone who mothers a child or young adult… Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you know how important you are! I was blessed with the best mom in the world. We lost her way too early, but I like to think I’ve passed some of her awesomeness onto my children. She was smart, creative, patient, hard working and had a great sense of humor. She loved and supported us in ways I’m still understanding as I continue to draw from her to parent my own children. She had a few sayings that I found myself using with my own children over the years.

“Nobody said life would be fair.”  &
                                  “There’s nothing too big that can’t be solved.” 
I wish I’d said “I love you” more. I wish I’d hugged her one last time. I wish I’d been less of a pain in the ass during my teen years. I wish I’d been easier to shop with. I wish I hadn’t moved so far away for so many years. I wish I could have taken her physical pain, just as she wanted to take mine growing up. I wish I’d found that container of sewing machine parts that she was sure I had and I was sure I didn’t. (I had it. Found it two years ago during our last move. Yup, my mom was right again and you do not want to know about the ugly crying that happened when I found it.) I appreciate that I won the mom lottery. I am so very blessed to have had her in my life. I wish I could spend one more day with you, Mom. I love you. And thanks for being the best! xoxo lee