I am so incredibly blessed to have two of the strongest and loving women in my life: my mom, Rebecca, and my mother-in-law, Carolyn.
My mom is a one hard chick - like seriously, have you ever met a 'Rebecca' that didn't have some sort of an attitude? I didn't think so. She had her own dreams but when she had her first child, her dreams changed. She felt that she was meant to be a homemaker, and she was a great one! Growing up, it felt weird having a mom that didn't work - everyone's mother's had careers and here was my mom, the homemaker. As I grew, I learned to appreciate that! Being a stay at home mom with 3 annoying as heck children that bickered a lot (so sorry, mom!), and keeping on top of everything at home, it's a job and a half! I am so lucky to have had a mom that was there for everything! She was there for it all - for my brother's, for me, for my dad, for my friends, for my extended family, for strangers. Like, there is not one person she is not there for. No matter what you have done or what you are going through, she is always there. And for that, I am forever grateful and I try my best to be "my mom" for those in my life.
My mother-in-law, Carolyn, is like the polar opposite of my mom, but also similar. She worked her butt off working as a nurse while doing online school while caring for 3 children! Like, what?! If that doesn't sound like Superwoman, I don't know what does!! Along with her superpowers, she is the most selfless person I know. She is always caring for others, sending gifts "just because", praying for all who need, and always tries to see the bright side in all situations. I admire her love for God and how strongly she trusts in Him and His plans for us. She is truly a woman that all girls (and boys) should look-up to. She is such a beautiful soul that just radiates love! (She also gave me the greatest gift of all, my incredible husband, Mark!)
If you didn't get it from above, I really love these women. I am SO thankful that they are my role models, my encouragers to keep striving for my dreams, and my MOM's!
Happy Mother's Day, Mom and Carolyn! I love you both so much and I hope that you have the greatest day!
And Happy Mother's Day to every mom, mom-to-be, pet-mom, mom's who have lost, and mom's in Heaven! You are all AMAZING!