Mothers Day has been a hard day for me since Ben and I have been married. It’s hard to go to church and listen to talks and lessons about how great motherhood is, and how even women who aren’t mothers yet can find other ways to mother. And then those silly flowers are forced on you even if you don’t want one. But that’s a whole other rant. Well today was the first time I’ve been to a real Mothers Day service in 4 years, and it was very nice. I had a hard time through some of it, but I got to really thinking about my own Mom and the Spirit really touched me. I have a great friend who really helped me through it, too. So these are some of the thoughts I had.
When I first got back from Iraq, we had a lesson in Relief Society about friendship. The question was asked, Are we sealed to our best friends? The answer that the teacher was looking for was “no,” but I like to answer that with a “yes.” I AM sealed to my best friends, my husband, and my mom and dad. I’m just going to focus on my Mommy a little bit right now.
When I was in the 8th grade I decided that I was never too old to call her “Mommy,” and I still do today. She is such a good friend to me. I can call her when I have any kind of question. I sometimes call her when I’m grocery shopping and can’t find what I’m looking for, to ask her what section I should look in. She said when I joined the Army that was one of the things she missed the most. I love being older and having more in common with my Mom. We both like clothes, and we like to show off our new outfits to each other when get together, and go shopping together! I know that if my mom recommends a book or a movie to me, I will like it. There aren’t very many people that I can say that about. My Mom celebrates with me, cries with me, and advises me. So for all you moms of obnoxious teenagers, there is hope. I’m so grateful that I grew up, and that my Mom is truly my best friend. I love you Mommy 🙂