Thursday, May 7, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

My mother. What can I say about this woman that gave birth to me, raised me, and loved me unconditionally? There really is nothing to say except I wouldn't be here without her; and no, I'm not talking about the the duh-she-gave-birth-to-you factor. I'm talking about the fact that if she didn't support me through my illness and leave no stone unturned like she has the past 5 1/2 years, I have no doubt I wouldn't be here.

The picture above is of me and my mum on the day I graduated high school. Normally, the kid did all the work to get up to the diploma phase and the parents are there to show their support, but for my case, this was a joint effort. She deserved that diploma as much as I did for all the yelling phone calls, parent teacher confrences, and visits to those who screwed things up or screwed me over she did throughout the 4 years of high school.

I just wish that I could give back to her on the only day that is designed for a mother. If I were walking, I could have gotten her a present and a card, did some work around the house to help her, or something else that would help her out and make her feel special.

Instead when asked what she wanted for mothers day, all she told me was, "For my baby to be better."

She deserves the absolute best, and when I get better, I will be sure to make that happen to the best of my abilities.

For those mum's out there, Happy Mother's Day; You all deserve it. And for those children out there, make sure you acknowledge how much your mother has done for you and will keep doing for you.


Judy said...

Kayla you are a wonderful daughter! You are very lucky to have such a wonderful Mum. She did a great job raising such a mature, thoughtful and caring child.

Unknown said...

What a sweet post! I'm sure just being here and knowing how much you love your mom is all the gift she needs today! I hope my kids look up to me this much when they grow up!

Live, Love, Laugh, Write! said...

Happy Mother's Day! Your mother sounds wonderful :)

Anthony Peterson said...

Your mum seems like the nicest, most energetic, enthusastic mum around! Make sure you give her a big hug.

Oh and I'm going to call my Nan right after I get off here! ;)

Jacaranda Designs Jewelry said...

That was lovely to read! You've obviously got a wonderful Mom. I feel the same about unconditional love and support!