HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
Its a good day to recognize those women who have mothered us and helped us grow. Our Mother’s, Mentors and Friends. I love my Mother so much, she is an awesome Mom. Sometimes I wish I could be more like her … spur of the moment, love of travel and of all things and very adventurous. She is a free spirit (and sometimes these traits drive me crazy). I on the other hand am more careful, conservative, a planner and a homebody …. more like my Dad I would say. My mom and I have a wonderful relationship, she is my biggest supporter. I don’t think though she understands my addiction issues and recovery very much and we rarely talk about it, but she is proud of me for getting sober and for the Mother that I am.
I love being a Mom. I am grateful to be the Mother of 2 wonderful young women. My girls have really turned out to be good people and I couldn’t be prouder of them. They are both on their way to becoming self sufficient adults. I feel like I have done my job in raising them. I miss having them around, but I have had to let them leave the nest and fly. It is different being a Mother to adult children. I sometimes miss those days when my kids were younger. I still worry about them, even though they are adults. I worry about that addiction gene, I pray they don’t have it. They like to have fun and drink, but don’t seem obsessive about it or to have that addictive personality …. yet. My girls seem well grounded and mostly responsible. I am grateful that my girls have a close relationship with my Mom (in fact my oldest daughter, Allie, is just like my Mom) and had a close relationship with my Grandma, their Great Grandma, who passes away only 4 years ago. We all live(d) in the same area and got to enjoy each other as family.
Life keeps going. I am so happy my girls were home to celebrate the Mother’s Day weekend with me and spend some time with my Mom. I do miss my Grandma, but she is definitely here always in spirit.
I am honored to have so many wonderful (older) women in my life who may not be my Mother, but who have helped shape and mold the person I am today. This is especially true of the women I know and love in recovery. I am a very lucky Girl, Daughter and Mother.