Last night at midnight, while sitting on the couch with a baby who would not be soothed, I realized how much I miss my Mom. She was the person I called on mornings like this when my eyes are puffy from tears and my head hurts from lack of sleep, and I'm all around exhausted. She was the one who understood what it was like be a mother of 4 young children. As much as I love them, my sweet husband and Dad just are not the same.
I know this is a bit on the rambling side, but it just hits me now and again just how much I am missing without her. She was the one woman in my life who always put me first because I was HERS. There was no one else to come before me (except dad of course!) because I was her daughter, and she was my best friend. I could talk to her about anything and everything and she always had great words of wisdom to impart.
And so it is mornings like this that remind me how much I miss her. She would have offered a big hug and a promise that it would all get better. I know it will, I just wish I could hear her voice say it to me. So for anyone out there who still has their mommy, never take for granted what she means to you. Don't take her for granted. Pick up the phone, call her, give her a hug, and let her know just how much she means to you because she needs to hear it.