i came across this picture of my mom and me the other night. i have always been really close to my mom. even during my teenage asshole phase. i was a piece of work there for a minute - i had it coming! i know mother's day has come and gone, but after my daily phone conversation(s) with my mom today, i realized that there is nothing like having the soothing words of my mama. she always has an answer, a remedy, a story about one of her past experiences, the utmost empathy, genuine concern in "my tone", and she tells me i am beautiful almost everyday. when i am sad, she can smell it a mile away -
when i am sad, she is sad with me.
i love you, mom. thank you.