Sunday, March 31, 2019

Why Your Mom Should be Your Best Friend



It will happen. One day you will say something, or catch yourself in a mirror and that is when you realize "I've become my Mom."

Dont panic! It happens to most of us!

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But, why shouldn't you become more like your Mom? Think about it.

She was the person who brought you into this world, nurtured you, and helped you grow into the wonderful person you are today.

 I realize that not everyone had a wonderful childhood or loving Mothers. And my heart goes out to you if that is your case.

For me, I am truly blessed. I had the most wonderful childhood and learned so much from watching her. Dont get me wrong, it wasn't all rainbows and fairy tales! But the foundation she built for me shaped me into becoming who I am today.

As my kids are getting older, I am finding that our relationship has changed so much. I really do consider her my confidant, my partner-in-crime, and, well...one of my best friends!

Mama and I on one of her visits home from Tennessee

Her birthday was this week and I couldn't help but to reminisce about the past and how our relationship has changed thru the years. Four years ago she and my Dad packed up and moved with my brother to Tennessee so he could attend the Art Institute in Nashville.

I was excited for them but devastated for me. You have to understand,  I lived on the same street as they did for years! 

It was almost a daily thing for me and the kids to walk to their house! So, you can see how excited I am for them to be back home here in the same town as me!

My parents in Tennessee

Which leads me to the reasons for this post.

I began remembering all the many sacrifices and hardships she had endured just to raise my siblings and me. We weren't an easy bunch, let me tell you!

Like a Mom, a best friend has certain qualities that exemplify all others. It's a special bond that continues to grow and mature as we do! Those qualities are never ending and ever lasting.

Mama and I on the day she moved back home to Mississippi

Here are just a few of the reasons your Mom should be your best friend as you are growing older!
  1. She's been there and done that.
  2. She's seen you at your worst and loves you anyway.
  3. She can be your biggest fan.
  4. She can, also, knock you down off your pedestal when you get too big for your britches!
  5. She is wise. Listen to her.
  6. She has the uncanny power of knowing what you have done before you get back home. 
  7. She knows when you are lying.
  8. She knows how to cook all your favorite foods.
  9. She knows exactly how to comfort you when you are down.
  10. She prays for your safety and happiness every night.
  11. She gets your crazy sense of humor.
  12. She will tell you the truth about whether or not your butt looks big in those jeans.
  13. She's the reason you survived childhood.
  14. She made your house a home growing up.
  15. She loved you before you were born.
  16. She let you learn from your own mistakes.
  17. She taught you how to tie your shoes.
  18. She is always ready for a shopping trip or lunch with you.
  19. She listens without judgement.
  20. She took you to Sunday school every Sunday.
  21. She taught you to respect others and yourself. 
  22. She showed you how to stand on your own.
  23. She taught you to ask for help when you needed it. 
  24. She encourages you when you are discouraged. 
  25. She laughed at your jokes, even when you repeated it for the 200th time.
  26. She fought battles for you that you don't even know.
  27. She won most of those battles.
  28. She was the first person to ever love you.
  29. She pays attention.
  30. She got you up and to school for 12 years or more.
  31. She taught you resilience. 
  32. She was the most important person in your world when growing up.
  33. She taught you how to love.
  34. She taught you how to be yourself.
  35. And she showed you how to be a good Mom.


These are only a fraction of the many reasons why my Mom is my best friend. But they are so much more than that!

As my daughter grows into a young lady, this list, also, becomes my goals for our future relationship changes. I do hope that Lauren feels the same way about me as I do about my Mom as she matures. She will be 15 this year, and I feel we are on the right path. All due to how my Mother raised me. 

So, thank you, Mama. Thank you for raising me with love and devotion. Thank you for guiding me to become a strong woman. And most of all, thank you for being my best friend!

23 comments:

  1. I love my mom! We are not best friends, but we do get along quite nicely, and for that I am grateful. I hope when my kids are grown we truly are best friends. I'm so blessed to have such a great mom!

    P.S. Your mom sounds great! :-)

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    1. That's wonderful that you and your Mom get along so well. I'm sure you are a great Mom and being a great Mom ensures our future relationship with our kids. Thanks so much for stopping in and saying Hello!

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  2. What a beautiful post . I absolutely love this . I laughed I nodded yes, you go girl! I'm going to share this with my daughter who is my BFF!

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    1. Aw, thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! And super stoked your daughter is your BFF!!

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  3. This is so sweet. I really enjoyed your list of wonderful reasons to consider your mom a friend.

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    1. I appreciate knowing that you enjoyed it, Cynthia! Thanks for stopping in!

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  4. I feel like every day I grow to love and appreciate my mom even more.

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  5. I couldn’t agree more! My mom is my bestie and I hope my daughters want the same when they get older.

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    1. Kudos, Jenn! I'm so glad you agree! Thanks for coming by!

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  6. This is so sweet! However I am one of those moms that don’t really want to be like their mothers, our relationship broke when I was a kid and even though we still talk I was raised by my dad and he is the one I am looking up to!xx

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    1. I know of many who, like you can relate more to their Dad. And that's great, too! He sounds wonderful!

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    1. I'm elated that you enjoyed it, Arianne! I appreciate your stopping I and letting me know!

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  8. I don't have that kind of relationship with my mom, but I definitely do have it with my mother-in-law, who has known me since I was 16 years old. I hope to be like her with my kids when we are all older.

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    1. That's wonderful, Marissa! You are very lucky to have such a great relationship with your Mom in Law. I'm so glad you took the time to stop in and let me know!

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  9. What a beautiful tribute to your mom. I'm always alarmed when I'm talking to my kids and realize I sound just like my mom, haha. My mom is off to Italy these last couple weeks and I don't even know what to do with myself without her around to talk to. Happy early Mother's Day to you and your mom.

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    1. Aw, you are too sweet! I know how you feel not having her close to you. Happy Mothers Day to you both!

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  10. What a beautiful tribute to your mom. I'm always alarmed when I'm talking to my kids and realize I sound just like my mom, haha. My mom is off to Italy these last couple weeks and I don't even know what to do with myself without her around to talk to. Happy early Mother's Day to you and your mom.

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  11. My mom is definitely my best friend. This was a wonderful read. Thanks for posting!

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    1. You are truly welcome! Thank you so much for letting me know you enjoyed it!

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  12. What a beautiful post!!! I love my mom so much. She truly is my best friend. And while I've always loved and appreciated her, it reached a new level when I became a mother too. It unlocked a whole other level of respect and understanding for my mom and what an incredible woman she is. Thank you so much for writing this---it is so beautiful to see your love for your mom---and offers so many great reminders to me on the many, many reason I love my mom so much too :)

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    1. I'm so happy that you could connect with it and enjoy it ! And, yes, having children of our own sure did elevate the Mom Daughter relationship. Happy Mothers Day to you and yours!

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