Today is a very special day… It’s my Mom’s birthday!! My mom reads my blog regularly and say’s its her way to know “what I’m doing”.. lol..Like we don’t already talk daily…ohhh Mom 🙂 Mommy Guess what!!! This blog post is all about YOU!!!
My mom and I have come a long way. Growing up I was a daddy’s girl so Mom and I didn’t see eye to eye very often. It wasn’t until I got older that I realized that it’s because we were so similar. You know what they say about having two “Alpha” females under one roof. HaHa. Well now that I am an adult and look back I see all the sacrifices that my mom made for myself and my siblings. No words are enough to say THANK YOU, but I will try.
Mommy thank you:
For sacrificing your career (she’s a doctor) to raise us. Being there every morning to see us off to school. Picking us up every afternoon. Giving us a home cooked meal everyday. Not letting me wear makeup until I was 16. Giving me a 12 am curfew until I was 21. Raising me on plantains. Rocking me to sleep till I was too big to sit on your lap. Making wear my hair in pig tails till I was in middle school. Understanding my stubbornness. Giving me “Muni” when I was 2. Knowing how to calm me down when I am stressed. Always praying for me. Never sugar coating things and telling me the hard and honest truth. Always supporting my decisions. Wiping away all of my tears. Always speaking to me in Spanish and correcting me when I pronounced something wrong. Throwing me the BEST birthdays I can remember. Surprising me at my show when I became a Delta. Teaching me to learn to depend on myself and not on others. Making me clean the dishes 1000 times a day. Teaching me how to cook. Reminding me of the importance of family. Giving me a brother + sister. Putting the fear of God in me. Taking care of me after my surgery. Giving me your gorgeous looks. Holding my hand every-time I had to get a shot or give blood because you know needles petrify me. Making me count my blessings. I can go on and on but I think Boyz II Men sang it best:
“You taught me everything and everything you’ve given me I always keep it inside you’re the driving force in my life. There isn’t anything or anyone that I can be and it just wouldn’t feel right If I didn’t have you by my side.
You were there for me to love and care for me when skies were grey whenever I was down.
You were always there to comfort me and no one else can be what you have been to me.
Mama, you know I love you.
Mama, you’re the queen of my heart.
Your love is like Tears from the stars. Mama, I just want you to know lovin’ you is like food to my soul.
You’re always down for me have always been around for me even when I was bad.
You showed me right from my wrong and you took up for me when everyone was downin’ me you always did understand.
You gave me strength to go on there was so many times looking back when I was so afraid and then you come to me
And say to me I can face anything and no one else can do what you have done for me.”
Everything I am, I am because of you. I love you Mami!!