Today’s post is dedicated to my mom. She has stuck with me through thick, thicker and thickest these past 26 years and I couldn’t be more appreciative.
You see, it’s now that I’m an adult, (more specifically an adult on the verge of marriage and starting a family of her own), that I see just how valuable her advice is/was.
Last Friday, we had the quintessential Mac Daddy of mom/daughter moments. We went wedding dress shopping. I stepped out of the dressing room in the first dress (coincidentally the one I picked) and we just looked at each other and smiled.
I should note, we didn’t cry (neither one of us are really criers…more like sarcastic laughers), but a tinge of sweet emotion did come over me and for a moment, I had to pinch myself to remind me that this was that moment that I’ve waited for forever. And so has she.
I can’t wait for the actual wedding day, for her to see her me walking down the aisle, about to marry a man that I love more than life itself.
I’ve had a few stress-induced meltdowns so far and it’s kind of a given that at some point during the wedding planning process, you will plow through a carton of Ben & Jerry’s and call your mom bawling about centerpieces.
In her calm, southern voice, the voice of a true Southern matriarch, she assures me that everything will be ok.
…The dress will be beautiful.
…The appetizers we selected will be delicious.
…S will love my hair in a side bun and won't AT ALL think it looks like Princess Leia from Star Wars.
…It is rare for hurricanes to hit Northwest Arkansas during September. Or any month of the year.
It is during these moments that I thank God for my mama, my lifelong rock.
Call your mom today and tell her that you love her. Whether you’re planning a wedding, changing jobs, trying to find one, going through a break-up or just learning the ropes of adulthood, there’s no doubt your mom’s trusted advice has helped you out at one time or another, just like my mom’s has helped me.
P.S.- Celebrate Magazine is hosting a Mother of the Year contest! If you live in NWA, click on over to learn more and enter your own mama.
Be blessed, lovelies-