It has been interesting being a person without a mother on Mother's Day. The yearly joke is to give our friends and family a hard time: Hey, thanks for the reminder I don't have a Mom!! Because really, this day is no more difficult than a random Tuesday in October, it's just more obvious.
Mothers come in all shapes and sizes. They come in good, bad and ugly. They do their best with what they have and some are pretty dang awesome.
I had a good mom. She was strong and stubborn and determined. She was hard-working and funny and creative. She taught me a lot about who I want to be when I grow up.
|Mom, Grandma and I having tea|
To quote Jann Arden, I have a good mother and her voice is what keeps me here.