Be who you needed when you were younger.

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Dear Mom: I love you! 

It’s a snowy Thursday. I just walk in from picking the boys up from school. My mom calls right as I get in…like she knows she’s exactly what I need to hear. She checks on me to make sure my car drove okay in the snow. I actually almost slid into an intersection this morning, while coming to a stop in a turn lane covered in snow.

I told her, “I remembered how you have to pump your breaks and I ended up stopping just in time.”

“That’s so scary it’s it? I am glad you’re okay!”, she replied.

She asks me if I work tonight (I’ve been hustling two jobs for the past couple months to catch up on bills and save some cash, it’s been rough but I am making it happen) I tell her yes, with a sigh. I’ve been picking up every week night I can at the restaurant. I’m up to my head in deadlines and expectations with my day job. I’m making sure the kids are alive and well. I’m keeping up on house hold chores. I’m stressed to say the least.

She hears the stress on my voice and tells me exactly what I needed to hear. “Life goes too fast. Here I am 57 next month and I don’t know how I got here. I had no control over anything…no one really has control over life if you think about it. Things happen and you learn to deal with it. You’ll be just fine! Don’t stress. I spent so much time in my life stressing and worrying about each and every little thing. Here I am today and I am just fine. One thing you must remember is to pray. NEVER FORGET TO PRAY!”

My mom is the strongest person I know. She beat cancer for heaven’s sake, there’s nothing she can’t shake! Thank you mom. Thank you for being exactly what I needed to hear today. Thank you for sharing all of your bomb knowledge you’ve learned from life along the way. Thank you for reminding me life is like driving in the snow. Sometimes you feel like you’re sliding. It’s scary, but you don’t have to stress…don’t over correct, don’t worry…

pump your breaks and pray.

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