It’s no secret how close my mom and I are. Well it’s really no secret how close my whole family is with one another. I feel extremely lucky that we are that family that would rather spend time with each other, rather then spend time apart. So today is Mother’s Day and there is no other way I would like to celebrate it than recognizing the two most important Mother’s in my life right now, my mom and sister. I am still not used to seeing or calling my sister a mom but it will sink in eventually.
So let’s talk about my sister for a second. I’m not sure why I can’t grasp that my sister has a baby yet, because in reality, she has been a mom her whole life. She has been my second mom for 26 years now and I think I have finally grown to appreciate it. Thinking back, there really wasn’t a time where she didn’t have some sort of motherly influence on me. When we were little she would hold my hand and pull me behind her, where ever she went. We would play dress up, have tea parties and wrestle on the ground like boys. She was my first best friend and I am blessed that I still consider her a best friend today. Every day I see her with Shane it amazes me at how much she cares and loves that little boy. She is an amazing teacher, safety net, hand holder and is filling his head with so much knowledge. I am amazed by her patience, kindness and thoughtfulness, Mitch and Shane are lucky to have her. It has been one of the most incredible journeys to see her grow up and go from being a big sister to a mother. I am confident that she has become such a good mommy because her and I both have a wonderful mom.
Speaking of, let’s talk about mom. I am confident that when God made me, he gave me my mother’s heart. It is no secret that Stephanie closely mirrors my dad and I closely mirror my mom. Some days I sit there in awe of how much my mom and I think alike. Our hearts ache for the same things, we find comfort in the same ways and when we love, we love hard. She was raised by an incredible woman who unfortunately we lost too soon to a battle of cancer. Some days I look at my mom and see so much of my grandma and that makes missing my grandma a little easier. While most are quick to anger, my mom is quick to care. That is a quality I pray I picked up from her. She keeps my dad sane, keeps me in check and is always there to offer advice to my sister when needed. Talk about a tough job, managing the three of us is easier said than done but she seems to always handle us with grace.
Hope you all enjoyed some of my favorite photos of my mom, sister and I!
Happy Mother’s Day to all you mama’s out there. God bless!