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Sweet moms

Ok so Valentine’s Day is tomorrow but I’d write a topical post.  My mom came to visit this weekend and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.  I’m not sure how she does it, but she makes me feel like the most beautiful, most grounded, most mature woman to walk the earth (these are not qualities I typically identify with).  I can attribute so much of my confidence to the support she has given me over the years.

When I broke my foot training for the New York marathon, instead of letting me wallow in my defeat, my mom told me how amazing I was for making it to 23 miles.  After each break-up in my life, my mom would assure me that everything would be O.K. and she wasn’t worried about me finding a mate.  Every time I step into a dressing room and try something on, my mom tells me it was made for me – this could be the reason my closest is busting at the seams.  My mother is so beautiful, thoughtful and loving and gives me the best person to look up to.  We went to church yesterday and the entire time I couldn’t stop thinking about how thankful I am for her.  I cannot wait until the day when I can live closer to her so I can have the opportunity to pop by for coffee and a talk whenever I desire.  Until then, I will settle for our daily phone calls and emails.  Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone and their loves, including their first Valentines – their sweet mom’s.