Mom...I'll love you forever!
I think it's only appropriate that I dive into my blog again on Mother's Day.
With that said, here I go:
I work as a Specialist at the Apple store and so many times people will ask me with a funny little smile on their face, "Oh, are you a Genius?!" And I tell them, "My parents think so!" And that's the truth. I am so lucky that I have grown up in a home where my parents have been my biggest fans. It applies to both of my parents, but since today is Mother's Day I will focus on my mom.
My mom is one tough cookie with a heart of gold. She had to grow up faster than most young girls when her mom passed away just before my mom turned 11. She married when she was 19 and moved to an unfamiliar country with her young husband and 2 small children when she was 23, leaving behind her dad and everything familiar. She not only survived her new adventure, but thrived. Along with my dad, she raised three children who are close to her and one another. My mom is like sunshine. Everyone loves her and feels loved by her and I hope I can be just like her when I grow up. One of my favorite memories growing up is being tired and leaning against my mom's chest at a grown up party, waiting to go home and listening to her voice, muffled through her body as she carried on a conversation with the person sitting next to her. I can only think that it was some kind of throw back to being in the womb, where I heard her voice for the first time. It was a small moment, but one that carries with it the comfort I have always felt knowing she is near.
"You can do anything, Maria." She said it and I believed her and I thank her from the bottom of my heart for it.
On this Mother's Day and every day, I love you, Mom.