My Mother on Her Birthday
My mother is my best friend. If you've ever met her you would understand why. She's the funniest most honest person I know. We've always had a close relationship. I've never thought it was weird or different. I've just always been close to my family. I'm 31, and today my mom turned 67. I can think all the way back to being in middle school and high school and I preferred doing things with my parents or family over friends. Honestly, what we're my friends doing that weekend... going to the movies, the mall, getting high. No thanks. I did not like drama and I was not about to be around it anymore than I had to be at school. Girls fighting about boys, gossip, all the she said she said and it was annoying. I had fun with my mom and my family. I could talk to my mom about everything. Let me clarify in no way did my mom act like a friend or teenager instead of a parent. I know we have all been around those cool moms, not regular moms. She just did not have drama and I loved that. Now we did fight occasionally when I was hormonal, but seriously who doesn't fight with the people closest to them? All I know is we could hang out watch the same romantic comedy movies over and over. We could go to Taco Bell drive through at 9pm, we would go walk around the mall, get lunch and actually have fun together. It wasn't until I moved away to Denver, that I realized I couldn't do all those small things at any point. I truly miss going to the mall and getting lunch and just spending the day together. We maintain our relationship by talking EVERY DAY. It's not just a hey what's going on, ok yea, yea, yea, talk to you later. We talk multiple times a day about anything I'm going through, whatever the new and greatest idea I have, we FaceTime and are totally up to speed about everything. She's been my biggest supporter, my cheerleader, my rock and my #1 fan my entire life. She's always had my back regardless of how she feels about the situation. She's truly an amazing woman and I pray I can be the kind of mother she was to me. A funny thing to know about my mom, is her sense of humor. It's inappropriate and hilarious and dry all rolled into one. you NEVER know what she may say, and it's the best because she always is so prim and proper. She will not leave the house without her makeup on, dressed and looking stylish. She's had some great ones. I'm seriously laughing thinking of it now. There really isn't anything I have to say about my mom that she doesn't already know. She knows how much I adore her, and admire her. She knows she's a badass and the best mom she could of been. She hates taking pictures so here's literally a few ones over the years from my wedding and the day my son Lincoln was born.
Happy Birthday to this cool mom and here's to many more years of you being the coolest mom I know.
With kindness & love, Kenzie