A few months ago I wrote an ode to my mom. I know it’s cheesy, but she probably is the most important female figure in my life, which is today’s Blogger, May I theme for the day.
And super-appropriate because tomorrow is Mother’s Day.
I’ve said it before, but I get a lot of things from my mom. Don’t get me wrong, I of course get things from my father and his sisters and family on my mom’s side, but in terms of women I’ve spent the most time with, it’s my mom. I learned how to make the perfect pie crust from her and how to keep a garden alive.
I’ve also learned how to say the wrong thing and get annoyed easily and have little patience. But y’know…I’m well rounded!
Having my mom be so far away in Virginia is actually a great thing for our relationship. When you spend a lot of time with anyone, you naturally have things that get under your skin. Being so comfortable with my mom, I would say things I didn’t mean or that I did mean but came out wrong in the heat of the moment.
When someone moves far away, you really appreciate the time when you do get to see them and you spend less time getting annoyed and more time sharing things.