So, it turns out I am a terrible, terrible person at keeping promises considering I haven't blogged in 8 days. Thankfully, you haven't missed much since then.
The main thing I am sad I didn't get the chance to blog about is Mother's Day. Although I did not get home this year I still think it is important to acknowledge how important my mom is to me. She knows it, everyone close to me knows it, but sometimes it doesn't hurt to let everyone else know it as well.
(Mom and I)
My mom has been my best friend for as long as I can remember. She has been the person that has seen me through every tear shed, tough decision and exciting time I have had. She has been the first person I call when I have any good news, bad news or when I am bored and just want to chat with someone.
I think I am lucky because my mom has always made my home a welcoming place. I have never felt like it was a big deal to bring a boyfriend home, or have friends stay for as long as they want. If I ever have children I know for a fact that I want them to feel that their house is a place where they can hang out, relax or just be around without feeling stressed or like its an inconvenience.
(she is a great mom to my puppy too)
I think the main reason I feel so thankful for my Mom is that she has not only dealt with me for the past 20 years, but helped me grow so much as an individual. I can now look back and see when I was being difficult, unreasonable or just a bitch - for lack of a better word. And she has handled my moods, tears and crankiness with total grace. Teaching me that I was acting in a less than desirable way and that is not the type of person I want to be. Having the ability to grow up the way I have is something I will forever be so thankful for.
So now that you have all read about how great my momma is, I'll end this post! Matt and I are going home to visit her! I will try to have a weekend recap post up on Monday. But realistically maybe Tuesday. Hope you all have a great weekend!