...my mother died.
17 years seems like a long time.
in some way it feels like she's been gone my whole life. because i've done so much since she's been gone.
i got my first job
had my heart broken
went to prom
graduated high school
lived in my first apartment
had a son
got married (just celebrated 10 years!)
had a daughter
had another son
started this crazy adventure of homeschooling
and i'm raising a family
those are just the biggies and through it all (the big and the small) she hasn't been here. i felt like i was on my own for a long time. i'm lucky though, because i have a great family that loves me! so, i'm going to love on my family today.
i'll try to pretend mother's day is about me and not about the mother i don't have.
because mother's day is about me now. i am a mother to 3 of the most awesomest best kids ever! i should try to remember how much she loved me and how i truly felt loved by her. and really, my kids deserve to have a mom who enjoys "her" day.
i'm going to do my best, wish me luck!
i miss you mom, happy mother's day.
and a big happy mother's day to you all!