Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's day

I am finally realizing why we learn certain lessons in life and why we have the parent's we do. As I was growing up my mom represented strength and wisdom to me, with that no nonsense kind of love. I remember going to her work and feeling so proud of all she did there. My mom lead a group of nurses like no other, she offered mentoring support to everyone and changed lives. I remember sitting on her bed watching her get ready to go out with my dad and thinking wow is she beautiful. As I grew up and became a teenager my mom gave me my own identity but made sure I knew SHE was the boss. I now know during these times my mom struggled with depression, taking care of her sick mother and working full time. I would have never known because she made all look so easy. In my child eye's I thought everything was great and never realized how much she went through. My mom didn't bake cookies, wear an apron or attend to my every needs. She gave me something else I would need later and life, strength and perserverance. I did not know I would have a child who would be sick. I know she gave me the tools I needed to be able to take care of him and not feel sorry for myself. It's funny I look in the mirror and she looks back at me now. I am slowly evolving into her and that makes me proud. Happy mother's day mom, I love you!


  1. What wonderful tribute to your Mom. I feel the same. She's the reason Im so strong today, I know it. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! (belated, Im behind!) HUGS to those precious babies of yours, prayers always--
    Heidi & Jack.

  2. Thank you Carrie for sharing your heart. You are truly beautiful inside and out, and if your Mom did that for you your are blessed.