A Toast To Mothers

I am what you could call a Momma’s Boy. I always have been. I couldn’t ask for a better mom than what I have. She’s inspired me in everything that I’ve done and continues to do so every day. I’ve grown up in a single parent home. Dad was…and still is..an alcoholic. While me and my dad’s relationship is ok now, it wasn’t always there, and my mom compensated for that. I never felt that I was missing a parent because my mom served the purpose of two parents.

She’s been everything that a mother is and more. She’s been a mom, a friend, a mentor, a teacher, a shoulder to lean on, and a confidant. I really don’t know where I’d be without her right now. How many moms let their 26 year old sons still live at home while they just won’t stop going to school! And she’s still telling me I can keep going if I want and go for my PhD! Mother’s Day is meant as a celebration for wonderful mothers like my own and all of the wonderful mothers out there. I don’t know where I’d be without my own, but it probably wouldn’t be where I am today. I thank her for all she’s given me and only hope that she can get as much joy in return as she has given me.

I also want to wish a happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful blogging Moms out there. I’ve met so many wonderful women over the past few months who’s sons and daughters are lucky to have them as moms. So happy Mother’s Day to Literacy-Chic (known you way before blog-land ;), Lisa Snellings-Clark, Jenclair, Bookfool, Colleen Gleason, Aichaku, Booklogged, Bellezza, Stephanie, Nattie, Deslily! Oh…and Carl’s wife Mary! If I missed you, please don’t take offense. It’s only because I didn’t know you were a mother. Please let me know if you are…I like to know as much as possible about my friends 🙂 Enjoy your day ladies!