I know I know, it's Halloween, more importantly it's my mom's birthday on Saturday. I'm sorry, but she trumps any costume ideas.
My mom is one of the best, point blank.
I am one of those lucky people who never had to question if they were loved. I was never one of those people who had to wonder what kind of home they were going to walk into. I am one of those people who had someone who loves them unconditionally, no matter how many mistakes they make.
I have extremely high standards, and I blame that on my mother. She always told me I could be more, that I could have more, and she led by example. She put herself through school, she was picky as hell about boys, and she can hold together a family. She lead me (OK pushed me) through the darkness I went through after my dad died and never judged me for it.
No one could be the person she is. No one was ever born to be a mother the way she was.
I'm the lucky one.
Happy Birthday Mommy!