Have you ever thought about the one person you can’t live without? If I was married, my answer would be my husband. But I’m not married. The next best person I can’t live without is my mom.
I’ve got friends, but they aren’t the same as my mom. She has been there for me since the day I was born — even carrying me for nine months.
1. My mom is supportive.
As far back as I can stretch my mind, my mom has always been there for me. She supported me in my decision to join band back in fifth grade, and I’m glad I did that. I still have a connection to all of those fellow band members.
She supported me when I filed for divorce almost 14 years ago, and she’s supported me throughout those rough 14 years of battling over custody issues. I really don’t know what I would have done without her (and my dad).
My mom supports me in my decisions even if she doesn’t agree with me. She knows I’m an adult and have to make my own decision. Of course, sometimes I get the “I told you so” or “I tried to tell you,” and that’s okay. I have to learn from my mistakes.
2. My mom listens to me.
My mom has always been there when I needed someone to bounce ideas off of — whether those ideas were related to the custody battle or something else going on in my life.
I can’t even begin to say how many times I’ve vented to her off and on throughout the last several years. When I couldn’t talk to her, I did find other ways to vent, but those other ways weren’t as helpful to me. Sometimes, though, we have to make do so that’s what I did.
3. My mom is my best friend.
I can’t say she was my best friend until I had graduated from high school. Parents aren’t meant to be your friend until you are an adult, too. Until you reach adulthood, they are there to guide you to becoming that adult.
Moving around like I did as a kid I didn’t make friends easily. I was shy and had trouble opening up to others. Once we moved for the last time, I can say I did have friends that I hung around with from time to time. However, I never had a best friend.
Once I graduated from high school, my mom became the best friend I had never had. We have had many mom and daughter days over the years, especially once I was divorced and the kids were with their dad.
We went shopping anytime of the year or went to the small town of Nashville in Brown County in the fall. (Picture a small town full of shops with leaves turning in the fall. Yes, it’s a pretty great place to be.)
However, as my mom has gotten older, her knees didn’t move as they used to, and our mom and daughter days came to a halt. I miss those days as they were such a great time with her. Hopefully, someday we can try again.