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Friday, November 5, 2010

Day 7 : Someone who's made my life living

How many people can I put in this blog?
There is one person who is the reason that I am who I today.
To the woman who has wiped my tears
Shared my laughter
Been there whenever I have called
Whenever I have needed someone
She encouraged me, gave me tough love, has watched me grow, let me fall down when I needed to and was always there to pick up the pieces.  She may not have always agreed with everything that I have done, but she let me do it and was there to listen, never passing judgement.
She held me close and let me go.  She knew that I needed to spread my wings and although I may not have always flown, she made sure that I never landed too hard from a fall.
She hasn't always been around the corner, but has never been more than a phone call away.
When I have made the phone call, she knew by the sound of my voice and would jump in the car or on a plane and showed up with an open heart and open arms.
I wouldn't be the person I am today without her.   Half my genes come from her.  Her heart is part of me and although I have caused her pain, she always opens back up to me.  She is my support, my rock, my comforter and my super hero.  Without her, my life wouldn't be what it is today and I hope she knows how much I appreciate her, love her and don't know what I would do without her.
I love you mom- more than you will ever know.  Thank you for giving me my wings, letting me fly and always making sure that I have a place to land.


  1. This is just beautiful. I so wish my Mom and I had that kind of a relationship. As a small child we did but when it was time to spread my wings, she did not handle it well. But that's ok. I still love her and I tell her every time we talk

  2. What a beautiful, touching tribute to your mum, Col. I just wish that my mum was still around, as she was always there for me also.

  3. So beautiful Co - I hope you show this to your Mom [if she doesn't read your blog] You honor her so wonderfully.

    She is just as lucky as you are I think.