8 Reasons to Thank my Mom
Because she did give birth to you…
You taught me everything
Everything you’ve given me
I’ll always keep it inside
You’re the driving force in my life, yeah
There isn’t anything
Or anyone that I could be
And it just wouldn’t feel right
If I didn’t have you by my side
You were there for me to love and care for me
When skies were gray
Whenever I was down
You were always there to comfort me
And no one else can be
What you have been to me you will always be
You will always be the girl
In my life for all times
Happy Birthday to the creator of the Queen BeBright herself, my mama! My mama’s birthday is today, and she is *cough cough*-years-young today. If anyone asks me who my best friend is, the first person I’m going to say is my mama. Most people look at me perplexed, like, “how can your MOM be your BFF?” Easy. She’s my MOM! How could she not? She’s my ultimate role model. She’s beautiful, smart, funny, and has a heart of pure gold. I could go on and on about my mama. If I had all of the money in the world, I would give it to her. Just like that kid who hit the lottery. Other than singing “Happy Birthday” with my angelic singing voice (sarcasm), I thought it would be the perfect time to explain why she’s my best friend. Here are 8 reasons to thank my mom, because she did give birth to me. And that’s no easy feat…
She is my Personal Diary
First up on the list of reasons to thank my mom is that I’m not afraid to tell my mom the truth. Not because she will accept it lightly, but because she is a reasonable person. She is not perfect, nor does she expect for me to be perfect. Mistakes happen. As long as I am capable of learning from them, then there is no reason to curse me out over something I have done. I also feel like I can gossip with her. I do not take gossip with friends lightly. It’s not that I do not trust my friends because I do. But I know if there is something I want to gossip about that I do not want to get out, there’s a 100 percent chance that I can tell my mom.
Me: “Mom, let me tell you about so-and-so.”
She Always Answers My Calls
Whenever I need something, she is the first person I call. Like, MOM! How do I make spaghetti again?! What is my password to my account again?! She is the first person to get my good news, bad news, and insignificant news. Whenever I want to simply talk, she is my go-to! We can talk on the phone for HOURS. She will literally pick up at 3 AM. It does not matter the time. If I need her, she is there to listen to all my problems or dramatic made-up problems.
She Hypes Me Up
If no one else is going to boost my head, it will be my mama. My hair can be a mess, and I’m wearing the sweatiest sweats possible, and she’ll tell me I’m beautiful. When I was gaining 100 lbs. a day while I was pregnant, and I’d try on a new outfit, she’d be right there, hyping me up like I was the baddest thing walking.
She is my Bodyguard
Don’t screw me over. Or you will have to answer to my mama. No, not really. But she will secretly dislike you. However, you know the old saying, if you’re going through something with someone, avoid telling your family because you might forgive, but your family won’t? Well, that’s not my mama. If I tell her something that someone has done to me, she will not hold a grudge against that person. She likes to hear both sides of a story. She also believes that people are worthy of second chances if they are truly sorry for their wrongdoing. But, fool me once. Shame on you. Fool me twice, and my mama will not like you anymore. My hurt is her hurt.
She is my drinking partner
To be fair, we did not start going out for drinks until I turned 21. Neither of us are big drinkers. But, we love a large glass of wine here and there, and we LOVE frozen daiquiris, margaritas, etc. We always have a good time when we’re out together. We’ve even been to a couple of bars together, because why not? She did not dance on the table, though. The embarrassment is saved for the house, thank God.
She is my date whenever I do not have one
No, I’m talking like prom date. But, one of the reasons to thank my mom, is for her always being my date. Whenever I am feeling lonely, because of my long distance relationship, my mom is right there offering to take me out. Dinner, movies, shopping, you name it. And if she has the money, she’s paying.
She keeps it real
On the outside looking in, it may seem like it’s easy to lose the mother/daughter boundary. However, that does not happen with us. If I’m being hardheaded, she will scold me. If I am being stupid about something, she will gladly let me know. She is my mom when she has to be my mom. Because of her superior parenting skills growing up, I never slipped up. I excelled academically and socially, I got numerous scholarships from various colleges, and with her help, I graduated from college. She tailored her parenting to fit the personality of each of her children. I never had a curfew for the simple fact that I did not even like going places. I did not get grounded often because I did not do anything to get in trouble. She was never IN my business when I did not want her to be. I was always treated like her child when needed, and like an adult when appropriate.
She is the best Nana
Because of my mom, Jaxon does not go without. If I need extra sleep, she will take Jaxon for as long as I want. When I am at work and I need for her to take Jaxon to an appointment, she will do so. If she has him for the day and I am missing him, she will bring him to come see me. She reads to him, plays with him, and watches Good Times re-runs with him. He is incredibly lucky to have such a selfless grandmother. She’s a pro at this grandma thing.