Thursday, August 16, 2012
I love my mom.
She is kind and loving. She loves to laugh. She has a great sense of humor and shares it often.
She is passionate and creative and giving. She has always encouraged me to follow my heart, to chase my dreams, to love what I love. My mom has always felt like more of a friend to me than a mother.
These past few years have been interesting for both of us. We have both made some huge changes in our own lives and have had to redefine our relationship and our understanding of each other. There have been tearful conversations where we both speak our own truths. There have been letters and lunch dates and periods without any talking at all.
But through it all one thing has remained.
I have never questioned my mom's love for me (well....maybe once or twice for about 30 seconds). We have been through a lot together, but I still feel like she is one of my best friends. That doesn't mean that things are perfect between us. That doesn't mean that she completely accepts everything I do or believe, just as I may not accept the things she does and believes, but I feel like we've come to an unspoken agreement lately, an understanding that there is love between us - religion, sexual orientation, beliefs and values aside.
I love mothers.
And now I get to love another one. Tiffany's mom. She has one of the biggest hearts ever. She loves everyone, no matter what. She is passionate about nature (particularly rocks) and she loves exploring.
On Saturday our mother's are meeting for the first time. It was my mom's idea. I'm excited for these two wonderful women that I love so much to get the chance to meet each other.
But I'm also a little nervous. I'm not sure why. Maybe I just really want them to be friends. But what if they don't like each other? What if the evening flops and there is nothing but awkward conversation and anxiety? I guess I just want it to go well. And I'm sure it will. These are two of the best women I know, two of the most loving and accepting. I'm sure it will be fine. But in any case, send us all some good vibes Saturday night. :)