Sunday, May 8, 2011

for my mom


{my mom and I}

Happy Mother's Day, everyone! 

This post is for my mom.  I have mentioned my parents accident on the blog before.  Last year on Mother's Day was the day that we got to bring my mom home from the hospital.  Best.mother's.day.gift.ever.  It was scary at first because she had a lot of broken bones and we were all just trying to make sure that we did everything right and took the best care of her.  She has made it so far this year.  She is just finishing up the last of her physical therapy and is almost fully recovered.  We have grown as a family in ways I could never have imagined.  Although I would take the accident and all the pain that has followed away if I could, it has taught me so many lessons about what it means to be a family, a daughter, a mother.

The photo below was taken on our very first walk together after the accident.  It was a HUGE victory.  Every day, we would walk around this flat concrete loop at the neighborhood park, holding hands the whole way for balance.  She would say she was tired and I would push one more lap out of her.  I'm a tyrant like that. 


{victory pose!}


I am incredibly grateful for my mom and all that she is in my life.  She is a patient listener and a good advice giver, she can make me laugh hysterically until I pee my pants {I'll save that story for another post}, she has a way of making me feel like a 5 star chef, terrific mother and stellar business person and most of all she believes in me.  She is the one, always in my corner, cheering my on, telling me that it will get better, or that she knew I would be successful.  When I'm upset, she is the one who tells me "I know it doesn't seem like it, but it's gonna be okay".  She is the one who runs to the store when she sees I'm out of milk and she starts the laundry when she comes over without me ever asking.  A huge part of me would have died had we lost her that day in the accident.  I would be a mess without her constant and steady unconditional love and support.  She is one of my best friends and I've never been more grateful for her influence in my life.

Happy Mother's Day, Mom.  I love you beyond words. 





6 comments:

  1. Wow! Happy Mother's Day, Amber. It sound like both of you are very lucky

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  2. Happy Mother's Day! You are both very lucky to have each other. What a blessing to be able to help her recover. So happy for both of you!

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  3. Such a sweet post! You and your mother are real troopers! We learn so much through love and life. It's a blessing that we have this venue to share the journey!
    ~Lynne
    {w/l}

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