my mama’s birthday always falls close to or on mother’s day every year. i try to separate them, but they always seem to run together. and maybe that’s not a bad thing. it’s two important events about my mom at the same time. it always makes me think about our relationship. and i am so grateful to have her.
my mama was young when she had me. she’s told me how difficult it was and also how fun. i didn’t make it easy for her over the years. at one point, she sought help from a book called “the strong willed child”. i’ve always been independent and sometimes i pushed away from her. but she was always there for me….even through my teenage years. i grew older and matured. i understood all of the sacrifices she made for me. i realized that she was an amazing mother. and she waited patently until we actually became friends when i was in my twenties.