With today being Mother's Day, I find myself reflecting on all the time I get to spend with my mother and feel immensely grateful for every minute with her. My mom and I have a special relationship. We never did much of that teenage girl/mom fighting. Without trying, she was just always my friend.
That doesn't mean I never got annoyed with her advice or hated the rules she had. It was just that we always had more fun then not. My mom is the kind of mom that would get you up in the middle of the night when there was a thunderstorm. We would go out on the screened-in porch and watch the lighting shoot across the sky and the rain flood the road.
She would play hooky from work and take you to the movies and the mall when you needed it most. On any random summer day we would go for a drive to Brown's Berry Patch for ice cream and pull over on the side of the parkway to jump in the lake. Even as a teenager when I had adult questions, she always answered with the truth.
Today was no different as I spent another Mother's Day with her. We curled up on the couch with some Starbucks and watched a movie. Then of course we caught up on gossip and laughed about it. I feel bad for those that don't get a chance to be friends with their moms. I hope if you didn't get to see your mom today, you reached out to her. I hope if your mom is no longer here, you thought of her, and it brought you joy.
If you have a strained relationship with your mom, I urge you to mend it. When you look back, hopefully, you can look back with no regrets. Life is too short!