Today I am grateful for mothers. Specifically, I am grateful for my mother. She’s a pretty darn good mother. My sister and I turned out well. We’re kind, responsible, competent women. My biggest issue is that I tend to put a lot of people into the category of “Idiots”. Matt might argue that I have more issues than that, but I think that is idiotic.
I am especially grateful that she taught me that I shouldn’t take myself too seriously. She is the kind of mother that won’t be mad at her daughter at all for posting this picture of her in a blog. A picture that she hates. She will laugh and laugh and say, “I’m not going to take myself so seriously!” Cause that’s the kind of mother she is.
I love this picture. She was 17 at the time, competing in a beauty pageant. And I love to think about her that young, that carefree, that bold. Go, Girl! You are as beautiful today as you were at 17.