My beautiful family (I’m the little one in the middle)
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and has always been a strange one for me…my mother passed away when I was just a little thing, about 5 years old, so I didn’t have the chance to know her the way I would have wanted to. What I know is that she was a smart, stylish woman, sometimes strict but always loving. Being so young at that time, I’m not even sure I remember how it affected me.
I do know that I was fortunate to have the support of so many other strong women in my life and they have all had a hand in shaping me into the woman I am today. My grandmother taught me obedience and patience, my aunties taught me a gentle selflessness, close friends (and their mothers) taught me humor and sarcasm, my step-mother taught me kindness and to be open minded, best of all were my sisters who both taught me undeniable strength, wit and perseverance. Although I didn’t have my real mother around, I was surrounded with love from a culmination of personalities and characters that I profoundly respect, and for that I am eternally grateful for.
To all the Mothers (and mother figures) – you embody the loving spirit that helps to guide and shape those little ones in your life and for that you deserve the Happiest of Mother’s Day.