Top 10 Things I’ve Learned From My Mom

I am so grateful to have the most amazing mother a girl could ever ask for. My mom is my rock. We have such a strong relationship, and I cherish every second of it!! Since I left for college four years ago, our relationship has only grown stronger, and for that I am extremely grateful. I like to say that my mom is my best friend, but I also want people to know that she is the perfect embodiment of being a friend AND a parent. She knows when to give her opinion, and when to back off. She knows when I need a hug, even if I haven’t said a word. I am just so blessed that my mom and I truly love spending time together, and I’m so glad there’s a holiday to celebrate her and everything she’s done for me. I will never ever be able to thank her enough.

But to start, I thought I’d do a little post about the top things I’ve learned from my mom!

  1. Family is forever #1. Mom, you never go a day without making me feel special. You always make sure that Dad, Jen and I are cared for, happy and fiercely loved. I truly don’t know how you do it!
  2. To have faith. I owe you so much for helping shape my religious beliefs and experiences as I grew up. Your strong faith is something to look up to, and I’m so grateful we both know and are Known by the Creator of the Universe!! I know that God knew what He was doing when He picked you to be my mom.
  3. Kindness costs nothing. It’s so much easier, kinder, and genuine to just be nice!! When you grow up with such a sweet woman as your mom, the kindness becomes contagious. I’m so glad you raised me this way, and that I know this truth.
  4. To work hard! You never stopped motivating me or telling me how much you believed in me. Your faith in me and my dreams means so much to me an I can’t wait to chase them for the rest of my life and to continue making you proud!
  5. What to value in life. You have raised me to know the value and weight of solid relationships, and of experiences over material things. I am forever grateful that you have taught these to me, and I will spend the rest of my life striving to keep these truths evident in my world.
  6. How to have fun! Our many family vacays, Friday night dinners out, or just a Gilmore Girls marathon on the couch are memories that I will cherish forever and I love that we have fun doing the same things. I think it’s special that you and Jen have your own things, and we have ours.
  7. To be brave. From being scared to needles to facing the large unknowns of life – you have always been the bravest woman I know! I walk boldly into any situation now, because my mom taught me to be brave & strong! As Entity magazine (my new internship!) says, “I am strong because a strong woman raised me.” Never a truer truth than that♡
  8. To be selfless. Mom, I don’t know anyone in this world as selfless as you. You are a true superhero. I don’t know how you do it. This is something I’ve learned from you, but something I haven’t quite mastered yet. I aspire to someday be as selfless as you.
  9. To live in the moment. We have always strived to do this everywhere we go, and because of that I have a million amazing memories with you and our wonderful family! I cherish every second we spend together, and look forward to each next reunion every time we’re apart!
  10. Lastly, how to be a good mom. While I am nowhere near the parenthood stage of my life, I know that when the time comes, I will be ready and I will be a fantastic mom because I learned from the absolute very best. You have shaped me into who I am today, and I count myself lucky to have grown up watching you and becoming more and more like you. You are the best mom a girl could ever hope for.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. I love you!

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