Happy Mother's Day and a very special Happy Birthday to my beautiful mother.
I am so incredibly blessed to have a figure in my life that is as strong, compassionate, goofy, and fearless as my mom is. Growing up, we were inseparable, and we still are. She's helped me transition through each stage of my life as not only my mother, but also a helping-hand, and my best friend.
Throughout the years, she's been by my side, physically or via FaceTime to celebrate my victories, laugh with me, talk to me on the phone whenever I'm driving or walking somewhere, help me when I'm feeling down, constantly show support in my decisions, and act as a guide for when I'm facing tough challenges. She was there for every exciting, heartbreaking, celebratory, and crying laughing moment. She also created an environment for me to practice creativity, pursue my passions, and to love those around me (especially animals).
My mother is a truly inspiring and amazing woman whom I look up to each and every day. She is like a sister, she's my best friend, and she is the best mother I could ever dream of. Mom, you are the reason why I believe in myself, exude confidence, and care so deeply for those around me. I love you more than words could say. Thank you for everything.
And, to all the other mother's out there, thank you for all that you do each and every day. You are all incredible strong and inspiring women, and we are so lucky to have you in our lives.