I am grateful to have a mom whom has been a nurse for twenty-five years is such a selfless and extraordinary woman and individual. She will put her needs aside to take care of her family. No matter how she is feeling herself, she will do everything in her power to make sure her husband, daughters and parents are feeling their very best.
When I got sick this past week with food poisoning from a chicken caesar wrap (side note: DON’T EAT SANDWICHES THAT HAVE BEEN IN A GLASS SHOWCASE ALL DAY) my mom was there by my side, making sure I was warm, brining me tea with honey, making me breakfast and comforting me.
My mom didn’t leave my side until I fell asleep. No matter how old we get, or how independent we may think we are in our lives, a mother’s love and affection will forever be precious–at least to me. When we are sick, we feel helpless and vulnerable–no mater our age or how strong we may think we are.
Don’t ever take your parents for granted. Yes, our parents may not understand our views and see things through our eyes or have our perspective, but never the less, they are our flesh and blood. They do their very best to raise us well, to take care of us and to prepare us for reality. No matter how many times we may argue with them, when we are feeling at our very worst, whether we are sick or need support through a hard time we may be going through–they are the ones we can trust will be there will open ears and arms.
Thank you mom for always being there for me, giving me a cold wash cloth to hold over my forehead always keeping me safe, and taking the best possible care of me. I am eternally grateful for you and to have you as my mother.