Friday Five: Mother’s Day Edition

Happy Friday, friends! We finally made it.

It has been a long, busy, and productive week over here. I made some progress on the job hunt (praise), planned out some more fun blog content (coming your way soon), and I even squeezed in a concert with my sweet friend Anna last night (we saw Vance Joy and he was SO good)!

In honor of Mother’s Day on Sunday, I wanted to use this week’s Friday Five to list reasons why I’m thankful for my Momela.

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She gave me life

Totally stating the obvious but if it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t be sitting here typing out this blog post right now. She also gave me two pretty great siblings.

She kept me alive

Again stating the obvious… but I’ve heard raising kids can be tricky. She took really great care of us – as infants, children, teenagers, through college shenanigans, and now as adults making our way through the real world. I was always provided for and given as many resources as possible to help me succeed in life. Which brings me to my next point…

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She supported me

Raise your hand if your mom always told you that you could be whatever you want to be when you “grow up.” Keep it raised if she encouraged you to be the best person you can be. It’s hard to imagine how differently I might have turned out if I hadn’t been granted this kind of encouragement. I certainly don’t think I would have had the courage to start this blog – and my mom is easily one of my most loyal readers! 🙂

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She always answered my calls

I might not have always gotten her on the first try, but she always called me back. And I usually called in the first place to ask some silly question, or for money (lol college), or just to vent about something annoying that I was going through. I feel sad for people who don’t talk to their parents or siblings regularly because it always brightens my day and reminds me how loved I am.

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She taught me right from wrong

This is hands down the thing I am MOST thankful for. I was brought up in a home that believes in Jesus – we went to church regularly, and my siblings and I were taught to pray, to have faith and to have patience. In life, you’re going to meet all sorts of people with all sorts of personalities – some good, some not so good, and some downright horrible. You have to meet these situations with grace and understanding and not just blow up when things don’t go your way. You also need to recognize that there are consequences for every action you take. I’ve learned that in trying times, it is best to be calm and have faith that things will work out… and they always do!

I’m no one’s mother… but I like to think that if I am one day, I have some solid mamas in my life to look to for guidance or inspiration. Let’s not limit celebrating our moms (or dads!) to a single day – they’ve done so much for us. If you’re lucky enough to spend Mother’s Day with your mom this Sunday, thank her for all she did to shape you into the person you are today!

What are you guys doing to celebrate Mother’s Day? And what about your mom are you most thankful for? Drop a line in the comments below!

Cheers,

E

7 thoughts on “Friday Five: Mother’s Day Edition

  1. As I was reading this I could only imagine how proud your mother is. I can see tears flowing down her face as she reads the words her daughter wrote about her. She couldn’t be more proud and probably feels like her heart could just explode with pride. This is the best gift you could give her. She is one of the sweetest people I know and you are following her footsteps.

    1. You are too sweet, thank you so much! I feel fortunate to have had so many great moms to look up to (yourself included!) Thanks so much for reading – hope you have a very Happy Mother’s Day! xo

  2. Your mom is awesome, and you’re right. You did hit the parent jackpot. But always remember, with parenting, you get out what you put in. You and your terrific siblings are proof of that. Happy Mother’s Day, Pam! Well done. Enjoy the day!

    1. Such great advice from another wonderful mama! 🙂 Thanks so much for your kind words and I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day too – y’all deserve it! xo

  3. Oh Erin…that was so sweet!!! Like Theresa said, that did fill my heart and what a lovely gift!!

    However, I am the one who feels so blessed to have had three healthy, beautiful children, who have given me so much to be thankful. You have filled my life with so much joy and love! And each of you were truly gifts from God, who deserves the credit and glory!

    And to all Mothers (Theresa & Margaret)…may you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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