I went home to Burns this past weekend for a surprise party for my mom who turned 60 last week. I was all set to get up in front of people and say a little something about my mom but as it turned out there wasn’t really a chance to do it. So I told her I would just blog about it instead…
When I was in third grade my teacher asked us what we wanted to be when we grow up. I raised my hand and said proudly “I want to be a mom, just like my mom, because she’s a good mom.” My teacher told me, “You can’t JUST be a mom because your kids will grow up and leave you old and alone.”
Mom is 60, we’re all grown up. She might be old…but she’s not alone! Considering all but one of her five children have moved back to our home town. She is now always surrounded by kids or grand kids and I think that is just what she always wanted.
Mom has been my inspiration and my hero all my life. She has been my number one support through ANYTHING I have done. Weather it be going to college or working at Wal-Mart, mom has always been my cheerleader. Any time I called to tell her I got a new job she would have her sights set high for me. I don’t know if that puts too much pressure on me but it makes me feel good that she believes that I can do ANYTHING. Even when I don’t believe it myself.
She is proud of us no matter what we do. And I have always been proud of her no matter what she does. She’s always looking out for everyone. She’s always doing her best for others.
Mom has raised five wonderful individuals. We haven’t grown up to become captains of industry but we still have some time.
I love you mom. You are the reason I’m the person I am today.