I love Gardening Mom and feel so grateful to have a mom who I have such respect and admiration for. She is the smartest woman I've ever known, and she has accomplished so much.
I have always been lucky in that my mom is truly my best friend - she is most often the first person I look to for advice, the first person I want to tell exciting news to, and the first I want to cry to. We have a mutual respect that not all mothers and daughters have between each other, and for that I feel blessed.
My mother has never handled me with baby gloves and does not hesitate to tell me when I am wrong. She is like looking in a mirror that is constantly encouraging, but also glaringly honest.
We are not "mushy" or overtly affectionate, but I love my mother and I know she loves me. For me, true success in life would not be complete without her satisfaction and pride for how I turned out and the way in which I choose to live my life, and I hope she will always be proud to call me her daughter.
Happy Mother's Day, Mom!
One of my favorite pictures of Gardening Mom and myself - from my LVN pinning ceremony last fall.