I usually post pictures of my kids but figured that I would go in a different direction because of the theme.
Me & my mom:
I'm pretty sure that I've always said I don't want to be like my mom. I remember being in college and pushing the microwave buttons with my knuckle like my mom does (she has nails, I do not). I stopped mid-push. What was I doing? From then on I knew it was all over. My mother? When did I become like my mother? I was going to be my own person and I did not want to turn into my mother.
A funny thing happened as I've gotten older -- I changed my mind. What's wrong with being like my mom? Sure, she's not perfect, but that's great. I think I turned out to be a pretty decent person so it helps me not fret so much about all the mistakes I make as a parent. It gives me hope that I am not ruining my children. :)
I didn't say I wanted to be exactly like her, but she's a pretty awesome person. She's funny, loving, hard working, a great writer, a great friend, and one of the most generous people I know. I She has helped me through so many difficult periods in my life -- she is my rock. She has been there to share for some of the most joyous moments in my life. It's important to me to make her proud. Most importantly, she's the perfect mom for me and I'm blessed to have her.
I ♥ you mom!
Be sure to check out these other ladies to see their take on "Mother": Michelle, Stacey, Andrea, Tracey, Heather, Jenn, Jessica, Amanda, Kristin, Amanda, Sara, Tracy, Lesli, Janet, Naomi, Rhonda, Rose, Heidi, Kristi, and Jean