What makes your Mom or Mother figure so special to you?

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Everyone has that one special moment that sticks out in their life, the moment that is what you think of or remember as being a life changing, role changing or sentimental time for you and the person you call Mom.

Lets commemorate those moments and share them, let us know why or what your mom has done that is so special to you....
04/30/2013
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Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
My mother passed a way almost 25 years ago - so my memories are distant. She worked very hard to keep our family together when things were not going well with my father. Thankfully they reconciled before her passing.
05/01/2013
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
My mom is the type who never stops moving; you never see her sit down during the day, she's always going and going, cleaning and doing and crafting and gardening and taking care of everyone. She gives and gives until I know it sometimes hurts her.

That alone is enough to make her my hero.

She's also been with my dad for 50 years. They've been together since she was 13 years old. She showed me exactly how *it's done*, how to stick through the good and the bad and make a relationship work.

I'm proud of her. I love her so much it makes my heart squeeze. She's my best friend.
05/01/2013
Jaimes Jaimes
I am very inspired by my mother's creativity. She is so skilled with her hands. I could watch her paint, or bake, or tinker in the garden for hours as a kid. I still do that now.

It wasn't until my parents divorced that I truly became inspired by her. I was 13 at the time, and she was suddenly a single mother of three. There were nights where we sat on the kitchen floor of the house she bought for the four of us, a sanctuary of her independence, if you will. And on that kitchen floor, my mother would ball her eyes out over all of the stress, and I let her open up about the things that she had been feeling about my dad for years, and about all the things she wanted for herself and for us.

She stopped being MOM, and became human. She had doubts, and fears, and worries; but she also had strength, courage, and the will to live the life she knew she deserved, even if the road to get there was full of briars and pitfalls. And, she chose not to struggle through it alone. She realized that my shoulders could burden much more than she thought, and that I could be the best friend she truly needed at that time.

I went from 13 to 30 overnight, and while that might seem sad to some, it was the best thing that ever happened to me. And she saw it too, and she loved me for it, because it was exactly the type of woman she had worked so hard to be, and the one she always hoped I would become.

I was her maid of honor two years later, and outside of my own wedding day, it was the happiest day of my life. She didn't just deserve it, she EARNED it.

It is her ability to be a human, flawed and beautiful, imperfect and loving, emotional and rational that inspires me every day.
05/01/2013
Castielskitten Castielskitten
My own mother has been rather rotten to me and about me for the past 6 years, and I don't even know what I have done wrong to deserve such emotional abuse from her. It's mainly emotional, verbal, and very, VERY rarely physical. She would say it was a joke and of course every time she had a fit at me I break down in tears and my husband would be telling her to eff off.

I had taken two years of it until I met my husbands mother, who instantly took me under her wing when she realized I younger than HER youngest, and only a few years older than her oldest niece. She's treated me like a daughter so much more than my own mother that I consider her a second mother.

I have another woman in my life whose my third mother, someone else to run to when I really need it. She's always there for me no matter what time of day it is, I could call her at 1 in the morning if me or hubby is really sick.

I admire these two because they acted like the mother I never had in my life, I'm very attached to them both, and consider my mother-in-law to be my actual mother.
05/01/2013
Noelle Noelle
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Everyone has that one special moment that sticks out in their life, the moment that is what you think of or remember as being a life changing, role changing or sentimental time for you and the person you call Mom.

Lets commemorate those ... More
She has loved me unconditionally, after all my screw ups, and she sacrificed so much as a single mom. She is my best friend, but as a teen I was a real creep and always gave her grief. Thankfully she stood by me until I grew up and realized she wasn't stupid like I made her out to be at the time. I love my mommy.
05/02/2013
jr2012 jr2012
My mom is almost like a fictional perfect mom....except she's real! Honest to god, she's a full time teaching-dinner cooking-birthday cake baking-dress shopping-soup simmering-clean the house-perfect manicure-perfect dye job-30 year strong marriage-loves her kids woman. I don't know how she does it. I owe her so much, and barely even know where to begin to start repaying her for everything.

(by the way, my dad is the same way! It's crazy when I really think about it. I got so lucky.)
05/02/2013
HoneyBear69 HoneyBear69
shes my bf
05/02/2013
js250 js250
Wow--you guys are making me cry, the love and affection in your letters and the wonderful and amazing mothers in your lives is very uplifting!! This is very inspirational and happy thread, thank you all for posting---lets keep it up!!
05/03/2013
kadelette kadelette
I don't have just one special memory, I'm lucky to have plenty. I have a great mother and had a great father. She accepts me, helps me through every one of life's problems, and would never abandon me. She's been through a lot of tough crap and has pulled through; she's very strong.
05/03/2013
Woman China Woman China
My mother is kick ass. And, she is always right. Unless she's wrong, but she can at least admit when she is not that right. (Not just talking about mental stability here either...) And she has a very strange and hilarious sense of humour.

In some ways, in the past two years, it really seems as if she has come into her own, and really has started to discover what makes her tick. She had never just been her before. She was a daughter, then a wife, then a mother, then a wife again once all her children became more independent. She'd never learnt how important it was to be independent in so many various ways until my dad passed away. To watch her grow, to listen to my sister complain about how opinionated and stubborn she has become... I beam with pride.

She stuck it through her marriage, the good and the bad. She survived raising four daughters (how she survived our going through puberty, I'll never know), is turning sixty soon but has no grey hair and looks maybe 45-50ish.

She's become one of my best friends, someone whom I enjoy spending time with, someone who is just a really amazing person. What makes her special is that she is just human. No more and no less than anyone else. She puts on no airs and has stopped trying to make everyone around her happy. She is now just trying to learn what makes her happy.
05/03/2013
lovekink lovekink
The one most significant mother figure in my life was my Nana. She was by far the most sweetest most caring and giving person that I have ever met. She always seemed to have this air about her that just let you know that she had struggled and made it through life. Even as a child I knew she was someone special and I would just sit and listen to her stories for hours and hours. She passed away about 5 months ago and it was an extremely defining moment in my life. I struggle with the way she passed which seemed extremely cruel and horrific for someone that was so good throughout her life. I've found comfort in her old pictures and those stories she entrusted to me many years ago.
05/06/2013
tami tami
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Originally posted by js250
Everyone has that one special moment that sticks out in their life, the moment that is what you think of or remember as being a life changing, role changing or sentimental time for you and the person you call Mom.

Lets commemorate those ... More
my mother and I do not speak but I sure wish I had a mother
05/06/2013
js250 js250
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Originally posted by tami
my mother and I do not speak but I sure wish I had a mother
I also do not speak to my mother due to abuse and manipulation from when I was growing up. I did learn, though, that your "Mom' does not have to be biological or in any way responsible for you--she can be a person that has made an impact on your life for either a short time or long term....

I was fortunate to have three of these mothers! One was my ex-boyfriends mom. Her family took me in and raised me for a couple years as their own. I would never have survived at 14 & on my own without her. The other one was my best friends mom--she would ground me along with her daughter as if I was part of the family. She also made sure I was included with the rest of the family on holidays. Third--my ex-husband's mom. She treated me as family and has been there for my daughter through thick and thin. She has also let me know that while she does not approve of my choices, she still cares and loves me. Those women have been the security and love for me as a mom and I love them dearly for all they did for me--it could not have been easy, I was a hurting, rebellious and wild child back then.
05/08/2013
Hentialover Hentialover
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Originally posted by js250
Everyone has that one special moment that sticks out in their life, the moment that is what you think of or remember as being a life changing, role changing or sentimental time for you and the person you call Mom.

Lets commemorate those ... More
I have two mother figures in my life, and sadly, my biological mother is not one of them. First off is my Grandma, who raised me. She taught me all the rights from wrongs, and though she never spoke on the subject until I was an adult, she never had a problem with LGBTQ individuals, which made it so much easier for me to come out to her when I discovered I was a lesbian. She wasn't the best at emotional support, but she did try.

Next is a women who came into my life while i was in my early teens. I was a very messed up and confused kid, and she was not only there to help me along, but she pushed me when everyone else had give up on me. To this day we have a wonderful relationship, and even though we are more like friends now, I still see her as the mother figure I really needed as a teen.
05/10/2013
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