Friday, April 15, 2011

30 Day Challenge - Day 15

A Picture of Someone You Could Never Imagine Your Life Without.

I know I have been giving lots and lots of shout outs to my family, but they are SOOO very important to me and it wasn't until I started going through this challenge that I realized the impact they were on my life.

I decided that my mom is one of the many people that I can't imagine my life without. I wanted to include all the other men, women, and children that I've acknowledged throughout my blog, but then it becomes a repeat of every other post.

As I was debating who I should acknowledge in this post, I went to my mom's site and she had a picture there that is the EXACT same picture that I used in my post (actually two of her pictures) and I realized how much she and I think alike. Both of my parents have had a big impact on who I am today. But I have a really close relationship with my mom. Don't get me wrong she drives me absolutely bonkers sometimes, but who doesn't.... Mom has the advantage of watching me and learning my moods over many, many years and she knows when to back off and give me ABBA time.

Not only does Mom KNOW me, but she has also taught me so much. She has taught me an incredible appreciation for art and literature. She has given me the support to become the strong, independent woman that I am. She taught me the joys of laughing until I cry and crying until I laugh. She has taught me to respect myself, my fellow humans, and Mother Earth. I've watched her since I was a little girl standup for those in need. She has always been an amazing role model in her word and actions.

To put it mildly, I love her!!