Happy Mother’s Day

I will start by start by saying my mom has always been there for me but even just typing that doesn’t do it justice.  As many readers know, I’m extremely close with my mom.

Growing up in a military family, my mom took care of my brothers and I while my dad was deployed.

She moved 3 children under the age of 6 plus 2 dogs and 2 cats across the world when dad had to be at work.

As I went through middle school, my mom was there. Like most middle schoolers, I can’t say I was best behaved or pleasant to be around.  She took care of us.

She was there for me through my ups and downs of the teenage and high school years.  Like many teenagers, I never appreciated my mom as much as I should until I left for college.

high school prom

During college, I began missing my family and went through quite a bit of rough patches. I always knew I could call my mom and chat.  She helped when I switched majors, ended a relationship and quit swimming all within a month of each other.

Graduating college

Later, as I made my next big life step and moved in with my husband she helped plan and pack for that.  She helped plan and coordinate my wedding while we were several states away.

Mom and I

Now as a 26-year-old adult, I feel so lucky to be close with my mom.   Last week, she drove up from Virginia, and we hung out.

My mom has always been supportive of everything I can, and I could never ask for anyone better.

My mom has truly always there for me. Every year when I reflect upon everything she has done for me, it has made me more grateful.  She is supportive, and I could never imagine it any other way.

I am also grateful to have married into a wonderful family and be very close with my mother in law, Greta.  I could not be any more fortunate.

So Thank You, Moms.

Thank you to all of the moms out there!

Question for you: Tell me something about your mom. 

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Mother’s Day

As most readers know, I’m extremely close to my mother.  I’m not a mom myself, but I can truly say my mom has always been there for me every situation.

When I was younger, my mom took care of my brothers and I while my dad was away on travel and deployments.

When we moved back to the US from overseas, my mom moved three children under the age of 6, 2 dogs and two cats across the world by herself.

During the “rough” middle school and teenage years, I wasn’t a pleasant child, and my mom was still always there for me.  Even during the yelling and screaming.

She was there for me through childhood turmoils of high schools and helped me keep on when I didn’t think I would.

When I went away to college, she was always just a phone call away.

Mom and I

She was there for me when I switched majors, ended a relationship and quit swimming all within a month of each other.

Matt, mom and I
My brother Matt’s graduation

My mom has always been supportive and I could never ask for anyone better.

Now that I’ve flown the coop she is still here for me.  She was there for during wedding planning and helping have the most memorable day of my life.

My mom, sister in law and niece and I
My mom, sister in law and niece and I

She even made the gorgeous Flower Girl dress.

flower girl

My mom has truly always there for me. Every year when I reflect upon everything she has done for me, it makes me more grateful.  She is supportive, and I could never imagine it any other way.

Now I’m incredibly lucky to be so close with my mother in law as well.  She has been there for both my husband and I throughout our life together.

Moms
Moms
So thank you, moms.

Happy Mother’sDay

I know a lot of bloggers dedicate posts to their mom on Mother’s Day.  I am going to follow this trend as well because my mom is truly amazing.  To put it bluntly, there has never been a time when I couldn’t call my mom when I needed something.  My mom helped to organize, plan and make my wedding incredible.  She has been there through everything in my life.

mom and dad

I feel like my dad is often seen more on the blog because he does races so appears there.   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 point in middle and high school (me probably especially).

mom and i

As some of my long term readers 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.  She moved us back from overseas (That is over 16 hours of flying with 3 kids under the age of 6, 2 dogs and 2 cats).  She moved us alone.

momandi

My mom also helped plan, coordinate and help with our wedding.  Without my mom, I am 100% certain the wedding would not have been as successful, as fun or everything I dreamed about.  I will never be able to be thankful enough for that.  I am truly grateful for my mother and everything she has done for not only me, but my brothers and family as well.

Happy Mothers Day to my mom and all moms out there.

Happy Mothers Day!

I will start by start by saying my mom has always been there for me. Just saying that doesn’t even really do it justice though.

When I was younger my mom took care of my brothers and I while my dad was deployed.

My mom moved 3 children under the age of 6, 2 dogs and 2 cats across the world when dad had to be at work.

As I went through middle school, my mom was there. I wasn’t pleasant and I wasn’t that well behaved.

parentsandi

She was there for me in high school. She was there when I went to first prom. Edit: She was there for me through my ups and downs of high school and teenage years. She helped me keep on when I didn’t think I would.

high school prom
high school prom

When I went to college she was there for me. There for me when I switched majors, ended a relationship and quit swimming all within a month of each other.  My mom has always been supportive of everything I can and I could never ask for anyone better.

momandi

Now that I’ve flown the coop she is still here for me. She has helped so helpful with wedding planning and with life.

woman

My mom has truly always there for me. Every year when I reflect upon everything she has done for me, it has made me more grateful.  She is supportive and I could never imagine it any other way.

So thank you mom.

Question for you: Tell me something about your mom. 

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.