My Mom is Awesome

I hope you know it’s Mother’s Day. 

I know a lot of bloggers dedicating posts to their mom’s on Mother’s Day and I am going to follow this trend as well because my mom is simply amazing.  To put it bluntly, there has never been a time when I couldn’t call my mom when I needed something. 

high school prom
high school prom

I feel my dad is often seen more on the blog because he does road races and is often in the cast of characters at race recaps.   You should know I am just as close with my mom as well.  My mom has been there for me 100% of the time and for that I cannot thank her enough.  Of course when I was younger, we had our fair share of rifts.  I was young, I thought I knew everything about anything.  (I mean…wait…I don’t?).  Everyone was a bratty at some points in middle and high school (me probably especially).

As some of you guys know, my dad was in the military for a full 30 years (meaning until the end of my freshman year of college).  While growing up my mom raised us when dad was away on travel, my mom moved us from overseas (That is over 16 hours of flying with 3 kids under the age of 6, 2 dogs and 2 cats) and she did this alone.   

With Matt at his graduation
With Matt at his graduation

But since going to college, maturing a little bit and pretending to conquer the world I can truly say that I have become even closer with my mom and she has helped me through so much.

visiting me at college...How many moms drive 700 miles and take a photo in -30 degrees?
visiting me at college…How many moms drive 700 miles and take a photo in -30 degrees?

Like right now.  Being a college graduate, leaving my job in Oswego and she (and my dad) are welcoming me back into the house while I look for a new job and get on my feet.  I know for a fact that I am extremely lucky for this and not everyone would have that opportunity.

So thank you mom.