Today is my mother’s birthday. Over my lifetime, my mother has always tried to instill in my brother and I the best life lessons. I feel like she’s done a pretty great job of raising my brother and I as well as she’s done a pretty amazing job of making her life the one she wanted. (Isn’t the cover picture of us precious!)
“Work smarter, not harder.” I don’t know why, but as a child my mom would always say this to my brother and I. But it’s always been a token of truth to me because through high school and college working the hardest didn’t necessarily mean that it was the best work. However whenever you worked smarter, 9 times out of 10 it was the best possible work.
No matter what we got each other. My mom (and dad for that matter) are truly my best friends. And no matter how much I disappoint them, they are there for me unconditionally. Because of us being a military family, I moved around a lot and didn’t have a lot of friends, but I could always count on my momma to be there for me.
You can do anything, truly. My mom has never been one to push my brother and I into doing anything that we don’t want to do. She has always been the one to make sure that we are setting goals for ourselves and achieving them. She’s super encouraging and is often my biggest supporter.
Your kindness is sort of your weakness but also your strength. I get my feelings hurt a lot due in part to me being so kind and loving to people and expecting people to treat me the same way I treat them. Which hardly ever happens. In the midst of all, my mom has always told me straight up that my kindness is going to be taken advantage of and that I have to be prepared for it. (My mom is one of those super honest moms – sometimes she’s a savage hahaha.)
My mom is super amazing, which I’m sure a lot of people say about their mom’s but mine is truly the greatest. I aspire to be as strong and confident as she is. She goes after exactly what she wants and deserves in life. I hope one day to be like she is!
Again, Happy Birthday Mom.