Over the past two years, the essential relationship between my Mom and I has changed. Throughout my high school years, I was about as independent as a teenager could be. I relished the process of making my own decisions, driving myself to school and work, and working toward my goals. I was depending less and less on my parents to operate my day to day life. I was becoming the captain of my own ship.
In 2014, a massive re-alignment occurred. No longer was I in control. I literally had to depend on my mom for everything, it was like being a baby again. I appreciate that I had a mother's love to come full circle again. Since 2014 I have lost a lot but I have regained the wonder of the day to day tenderness of my mother's love.
From the moment I was hospitalized, my Mom never left my side. Her dedication to me saw us through some dark times and I relied on her to keep me going, Through those hard times we learned a lot about each other and have realized that we are a part of each other, unbroken, regardless of the circumstances.
We now have a chance to celebrate the depth of one another.
One thing we enjoy doing together is reading a book filled with various blog articles, After each article there are questions such as: "What are some things you wish you had said yes to more often?" and "What are your favorite flowers?" Not many teenagers indulge their parents in these conversations. I am grateful for our time together and the experiences we share. This is one of the blessings my illness has brought to both of us.
I love you Mom,
Happy Mother's Day!