My beautiful mother passed away when I was seven years old and so started a string of amazing women to come in and out of my life to teach me and to guide me.
Fay is my second mother, she loved me as her own. She brought me to Christ, she showed me how to be a mom, she loved me unconditionally. When I got married, she came with me to find my dress and she sat where my mother would have sat. There are not enough words for me to describe her. I absolutely love her.
Ann was my mom's best friend, she showed me how to be a single mom and survive. She would take me shopping at Christmas with her girls and her girls were like my big sisters.
Bev is a family friend that knew me before I was conceived. She was always the supportive one, the one that would just listen and then try to help.
Julie was a friend of my dad, she was a bartender. I thought she was pretty cool. She showed me how to flirt with men (still not very good at it). She taught me never to give up, to always try your best and that my dreams were achievable.
My paternal grandmother, showed me how to cook and loved me no matter what. She always seemed sad when I was growing up, I always wondered why.
There was so much love around me from so many women (good and bad)…my mother will never be replaced nor forgotten. I believe she sent so many women into my life to guide me and to love me just as she would have.
Happy Mother’s Day Mommy!