Here is why I think my mom is so dang cool (not in any particular order). First, she makes the most dang delicious cheesecake. In reality, everything she makes is dang delicious but cheesecake is just on my mind because we had it yesterday. Second, I know I can talk to her about whatever I want and she'll give me the perfect advice. And, when I don't want advice and I just want a shoulder to cry on or someone to laugh at my life with, she's just that. Third, my Mom doesn't give a hoot what anyone else in the world thinks about her. She's who she wants to be and that's that. Also, my mom, even with her own job and three other kids to worry about, does her very best to support me in all the extra things that I do. She was always at every cross-country meet (except the out-of-state one) she could possibly make it to. She's come to all of my choir concerts since freshman year. And, she even rearranged a trip the family was going to go on so she could see me get picked up for my first dance-date. And, my mom is weird. I used to run away from her when we'd be shopping at the grocery store because she'd be singing "zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay" or some other random show-tune at the top of her lungs. But, I've come to love it. Sometimes, I even find myself doing the same thing. Another thing about my mom that just blows my mind is how much she does for other people. She stays late after school every day giving her students extra help and stays up late every night grading their papers. And, every time she meets someone new at church or work that she thinks is in need, she can't sleep until she's done something for them. Serving other people is like sunshine for my mom. She get's depressed when she doesn't get enough if it. Also, I love that my Mom starts to tear up when we talk about college and me "growing up". I'm going to miss her when I move up to Idaho this fall. But, let's just say there's not going to be a shortage of phone-visits between us.
It would take a post this long or longer every day for the rest of eternity to really explain how amazing my Mom is but at least you got a little taste. I love my Mom so dang much and I know she loves me too. If any of you are ever feeling left out because I have the coolest Mom in the world, just come on over because she really mothers all of my friends that come over anyway.