Sunday, May 8, 2011

For Momma

I take being a daughter very seriously. Maybe it's because I happen to be a daughter to the most beautiful person, inside and out, on earth - but either way, I take it seriously. For me, being a daughter is much more than just obeying the so-called laws of being someone's kid; you know, by abiding by little mom rules (they're few and far between) whenever I go back home, or making sure to call her every now and again so that she doesn't worry, or keeping her up to date with life plans and logistics because I am supposed to. For me, it's all about the wonderful and unbreakable bond that I won't find in anyone else. It's the long car rides outside the city when I've gotten my heart broken, the little treat I always find waiting for me on my bed when I get home for the holidays, the soft and motherly sound of her voice when she answers her phone at work (trying to be all business, but it's still just Mom to me), and the undying effort to do everything in her power to make her kids happy and comfortable. It's about having a best friend, a mentor, and someone who seems to always have the answer. It's someone who puts up with my shit, because Lord knows I probably save it all for her (free ranting air time with the parents - you get it). It's about always feeling at home, even when I'm just on the phone. It, hopefully someday, will be about amounting to even a fraction of the lady that she is.

Happy Mother's Day, everybody. I know I'm not the only one that's been blessed with a best friend for life. Here are just a few of the songs that will always take me back to those car rides and kitchen-cleaning moments with my fun-loving, wise and witty hell of a Mom:

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