Happy Mother’s Day!

It’s Mother’s Day.10857924_310879959121016_9171635488095692523_n

As I sit here, staring that those three words I reflect back on the past year and on my life. What can I say that’s different than what I have already said so many times.

My mom is amazing – √

My mom is so supportive – √

My mom challenges me each and every day – √

What can I say about my mother on Mother’s Day??

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As a kid when my mom got after me and made sure I behaved, she would remind me (especially during the times where punishing me was hard), that she was my mom first… not my friend. As I grew up, I knew my mom would always be there for me, but I knew that first and foremost, she would be my mom.

Fast forward to a few years ago, when I was at my lowest, my mom was still my mom, but she became something more than that. She was my support system. She was my nurse. She was my counselor. She was the person who was1503302_310879969121015_2586031612791869761_n there for me every single day to make sure I was recovering.

Move forward to present day and my mom is still my mom. She’s still everything else to me as well. But at 22 years old, I can officially call my mom my friend. She’s my best friend. We go on spontaneous trips together, shop in the same stores, watch the same shows — often times 10645292_416066758602335_32323217974805107_ntogether, and share the same sense of humor. We feed off of each other. I have never laughed as hard as I have with my mom. I can talk to her about anything.

So it’s Mother’s Day, and I couldn’t be more thankful for my Mom!

Mom,

If you’re reading this (and I am sure you will because I’ll bug you about it until you do), I want to thank you for being such a strong and loving mother throughout my life. I wouldn’t be who I am today if you had just sat back and allowed me to do whatever I wanted. You fought for me. And I am forever indebted to you.12512437_468961223312888_3948131803813794107_n

Remember when I was little and I told you I had a dream that God lined up every mom in the whole world and told me I got to pick which mom I wanted… Remember how I proudly told you that I ran and ran, looking through the line until I found you? Well Mom… If God lined up every mom in the world, I would still run until I found you. I could never ask for a better mom.

Love you,

Nichole

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