Mother’s Day 2013

When I was younger, she was the source of life and discipline: she played maid, nurse, teacher, dictator, role model, and intercessor to God on my behalf …always praying for God to watch over me and have a plan for me…

I reflect on the trials that sent us spiraling apart -during years that were confusing and emotional. Those few short years passed quickly and in their tornadic like path that appeared to us at the time to only be destruction and chaos sprang a clean slate upon which we could build our next grand chapter…

As I have grown older something amazing and frightening has happened: she became a friend, a confidant…the dynamic slowly but inevitably changing into one that left many of the prior roles behind (although never shaking them completely).

I call her (almost) daily to chat, love visiting and traveling with her and know she always will be there with what I consider to be uniquely objective advice. I love you SO much mom.946774_10100170328772065_100792765_n