May 8, 2011 / Nicole Michelle
celebrate, children, day, Kids, mom, mother
Even in the middle of the mess that is my life at the moment…I can’t help but think how incredible it is to spend mother’s day with my mom and my kids. One or the other would have still been great but I feel an incredible relaxation.
My mom and I have been through so much together. She’s been my boo boo kisser, my tear wiper, my giggle maker, my support, my love, my crutch, my best friend and my second conscience. I truly am lucky to still have my mom in my life.
It’s funny. In high school, my friends all called her Rambo mom. I still remember when I went home and I told her that my boyfriend and I weren’t able to get tickets to our Junior Prom. She went into our school…and well wow. Needless to say not only did we go to our junior prom but we had handwritten notes from the vice principal who was in charge of it the next day in homeroom. It was an apology letter. It’s amazing what your mom will do for you even when your a moody teenager.
There’s also another side to my mom though. One that we don’t really talk about. It’s some thing I’ve dealt with since I was five. My mom has multiple sclerosis. I’ve watched her just lye on the floor doing absolutely nothing for what seemed like an eternity. My brother and I have both seen a nurse come into our home to hook her up to an IV. The headaches…the numbness…the chill on her bones…the double vision…the seizures… I feel like I could go on and on. My junior year…I was leaving for school and witnessed a seizure. To all that have you know that it’s one of the worst things in the world to watch. You’re so helpless.
My mom is amazingly strong and yet life itself is so frail. I am thankful for every single year to have her as my mom. I just hope that I am even half the mother to my kids.