My mom is better than your mom

12 May

Mom- Bermuda

I knew I wanted to go to college in Florida, but besides craving sunshine, I didn’t have an idea of where in the state to go. My mom decided a road trip was in order. We flew down to Orlando, rented a convertible and drove around the state for a week looking at different schools. I am sure we had tense moments (I was a teenager after all), but all I remember was spending that special week together.

Once I landed at a school, my mom visited more than other students whose parents lived a three-hour drive away. She lived a three-hour flight from me. Everyone loved her visits.

The other day I received some very sad news while I was away in Charleston. The first thing I did was call my mom. I know, I know. I am 30 years old, was out of town with my boyfriend AND it was fairly late on a Saturday night. But, I needed my mom. I don’t think I’ll ever stop needing her. Sorry, Mom!

My mom is my foundation.

My mom has let be who I am. As frustrating as that might be for herΒ sometimes, she supports my decisions and only rings in if she truly thinks I need to reconsider. She is the voice of reason.

She has supported me through heartache and heartbreak. She has packed up the dishes in my kitchen to help me move more times than I’m sure she wants to remember. She unpacks them, too.

I went through a phase where I did not want to be called Kate. I was Katie. When my mom called me Kate one day, I started calling her Mo. It stuck.

When my mom puts her cool hand on my forehead, everything feels better.

On my birthday every year, I could pick whatever I wanted for dinner. I always asked for roast beef, mashed potatoes and carrots. Every single year. And she did it.

She also makes the best spaghetti sauce.

I always swore that when I could, I would find her a house on the water. She found her own this past year.

I’m pretty sure my mom is the best out there. I might be biased though.

I intended this to be a stream of thoughts to help me decide what memory to share of my mom, but I honestly can’t pick just one. Happy Mother’s Day!

Mom

19 Responses to “My mom is better than your mom”

  1. Janine Huldie May 12, 2013 at 8:07 am #

    Oh Happy Mother’s Day to your mom Katie and truly a wonderful Mother’s Day tribute to her!! πŸ™‚

  2. dee May 12, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    How sweet. Happy mother’s day to your mom!

  3. semirenegade May 12, 2013 at 10:01 am #

    Kuddos to Mo…and you, Kate! Here’s to the best spaghetti sauce in the world and future memories. πŸ™‚

  4. Leslie Lormer Symmonds May 12, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    Thanks Kate! Love you, Mo xox

  5. Kristi Campbell May 12, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    Aw, I love the photos and this was a wonderful tribute to your awesome mom! MMM and now I want spaghetti. πŸ™‚

  6. Tina May 12, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    That is some mom! You have been very blessed, but I am sure that you know that.

  7. Jean May 12, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    That was lovely, Kate! Sometimes I wonder if my kids will be really active online when they’re grown. I hope they write as lovely things about me as you did about your mom.

  8. Katie S. May 12, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    So sweet. Hope you guys are having a nice Mother’s Day!

  9. megan May 12, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

    this is a very beautiful tribute to your mom, kate!

  10. The Dose of Reality (@TheDoseTweets) May 12, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    AWW, this is so sweet! Bet your mom bawled when she read it…what a beautiful tribute to her! :)-The Dose Girls

  11. Kajal Kapur May 12, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    Guess, you could not pick any cuz the best is still underway! Nice tribute to your mom! First time here and I liked what I saw, thanks πŸ™‚

  12. mamarific May 12, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

    I love your mom! She sounds amazing! Exactly the kind of mom I want to be to my kids. Lovely tribute.

  13. Heather (@mylittlehea) May 12, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    Awe, what a wonderful post for her special day! Sounds like a rockin’ mom!

  14. Chris Carter May 12, 2013 at 11:46 pm #

    AW! So precious! You are one lucky girl to have a mama like yours… πŸ™‚ Such fun pictures!!

  15. helenrj May 13, 2013 at 6:35 am #

    This was a truly wonderful tribute to your mother. She is blessed. You are blessed.

  16. Krystaladele May 13, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    Such a sweet post for your mom! I’m so grateful for the close relationship with mine too, we’re lucky to have that.

  17. Elisa May 14, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

    Aw I love your mom—she is MY surrogate mom! πŸ™‚ Happy Mother’s Day Leslie!!

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