Not only is she super mom, but she's beautiful too.
Especially my momma. She raised three intelligent, strong, independent, loving, family orientated daughters. Meanwhile always being a lady with such class. The crazy thing about it is that she did it mostly on her own. She had no help from her own mother who was too busy raising her own young daughter, her inlaws all lived in another country, and my dad was working afternoons and weekends to bring income into the home. She was a work at home mom and she worked her butt off making sure she could provide for the extras for us. Family vacations, designer jeans, piano lessons, and ballet lessons were all paid for by momma. Homemade Italian dinner was always on the kitchen table and the house was immaculate. Still somehow keeping a loving relationship with my father and maintaining all of her friendships.
Not only was she a mother figure to my sisters and I she was our also our confidant, our best friend. I remember the times she would sit in bed with me as I cried over this or that boy who broke my heart, the time I did not make the cheer team, or when the nasty kids were just being plain old nasty. She would hold me tight, me brush my hair off my face, and give me the encouragement and advice that I needed. Sometimes she would cry along with me. She would say that my pain brought her pain. She attended every piano competition, dance team event/game, and ballet recital no matter how busy she was. She tucked us into bed every night and made sure we said our prayers. She was the person I went to when I decided I wanted to go on BCPs because I was thinking of finally doing "it" with my college sweetheart. She was first person I told when I finally did loose my virginity. Yes, you read that right. That is how awesome my momma is. I could and still can count on her for anything.
I marvel at how she was and is able to juggle it all. A successful marriage, happy, healthy, and well behaved children, a thriving career, and be a loyal friend to many. I can only hope I can be half the mother to Gianna as my mother is to me, wife to my husband, and friend to all my besties.
To me this mothers day is not a celebration of me as a new mom but to my mother whom I love so dearly and am so thankful for.