Mothers day is almost here and I, for one, am super thankful to have a mother who is also a best friend. My mum has helped shape me into the woman I am today and she constantly inspires me to be who I want to be (including celebrating my 'individuality' a.k.a weirdness) and to do what I dream of.
A mother is not defined by blood, a mother is defined by bond; she is someone who strengthens you, who picks you up when you are feeling at your lowest, who has those one-to-one talks with you that no one else could, who connects with you on all levels.
She leaves an impression on your heart and in your head that inspires you and helps you to grow into a better woman. She teaches you that life may not always be fair, but that you are a force to be reckoned with and you can handle it. She shows you how to empower women around you and in turn you make her proud with everything you do.
We must remember to never take our mothers for granted. They do everything for us and we often forget that. They put us first every time. No matter how many children they have their heart is full of love for us and we need to show it in return, not just today, but everyday. Send the text. Take the picture and frame it for her. Take her to lunch. Take her on a drive. Tell her your hopes and dreams and listen to hers. Be there for her as she is for you
If you're a mother yourself, go at it full steam. Love them until your heart bursts. Take pride in every achievement, no matter how small. Kiss them a hundred times a day just because you can. Remember the happy moments for harder days. Tell them how much they mean to you. Encourage them. Inspire them. Love them with every breath you take.
Mothers are an exceptional species and we have a duty to remind them that we just couldn't be without them. Take today to show your mum how much she means to you and be sure to do it every day that you can, for what makes a mother? Her children.