Mother's Day 2014First, let me apologize now for the sparse blog posts. My softball season has started and I've gone home for the past two weekends so things have been busy. This weekend was Mother's Day, and I had to spend time with two very special Mothers in my life: my Moma and sister!
My mom has done so much in my life that I'm not even going to begin and try to write it all here!! I love this woman so much and there are many times I wish home wasn't so far away. My mom is my friend. I can talk to her about any and everything. I've always been able to do that and I'm grateful for that. She's inspired me to be the woman I am. She's fostered my independence and ability to take care and provide for myself by myself. She's encouraged my quest for higher education (and drilled the need for it since I was small). She's instilled in me respect for myself and others and I love her for that (because I don't play when it comes to respect)!! She's shown me how to take care of a household and a family. And she's always demonstrating her great strength! Me and her are very similar, in so many ways, and that makes me smile. If I can be half the woman she is, I will be more than happy with that!
My sister!!!!! She's been my best friend since day 1! We've always had a close relationship even when we were younger. It makes my heart warm & I wish the same for my children (whenever they come). She's a very intelligent young lady. I just don't know how she was able to have a child in high school & still be valedictorian! Show me another teenager able to do that & I'll give you $5 (only $5 b/c I'm paying off debt!! I need my coins)!! I didn't have a child & I was good with just being in the top 10% of my class, lol! Then she went on to graduate with honors from the most prestigious university in the nation, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill!! She's a great mother to my nephew & a great wife all the while pursuing her MBA from ECU (yes, she's followed in her sister's footsteps). She's so ambitious & steadily reaching for the highest bar. I admire that about her. She instills the same values in my nephew, even though my parents have spoiled him rotten!! When my niece gets here, she'll have a wonderful role model in her mom, my sister!!
In all, my weekend was a great one. We enjoyed each other's company, shopped for the baby, and ate some good food!! I enjoyed my family and I miss those two very much. I catch myself trying to get homesick every now and again because all three of us are very, very close. Being 5 hours away has been tough, but we FaceTime often!! I LOVE these ladies!!
I wish all my family, friends, and acquaintances a Happy Mother's Day
and I hope everyone enjoyed the day with their moms
(whether biological, spiritual, or stand-in) and/or children!
Face this week with ambition and desire to get things done!! Have a good one!