I've always been inspired by my mom, but only recently have I truly been astounded by her as a being. Every one says they have the greatest parents, but I really am so lucky to have the ones I have. My mom is wonder woman. She has been through hell and back and still has a smile on her face. She is the most selfless person I have ever met and I don't know how she does it.
Hm. . where to begin. . My mom has had struggles that not that many people can overcome with such diligence. She is the youngest of 4 children by 16 years. She wasn't too close to her siblings in her childhood because when she went out with them, people would assume that her sisters were here mother. All of her siblings were married by the time my mom was 8 and so she grew up somewhat isolated but remained close to her friends and her parents. My mom always valued education and even when she married my father at the age of 20, she continued on with school even while having children. She graduated from BYU, and went on to Grad School at the U for Social Work. After having my 2 older sisters, her mother passed away of a heart attack. Something that would take years for my mom to cope with. My mom was always a helper. She helped my dad out while starting various businesses. She helped my grandpa when he was too old to live by himself. She always missed work when it came to class projects and show and tell. My mother was always there. She never got much recognition while growing up and it somewhat makes me sad. My mother even opened up her heart to 2 more children. My adopted brother and sister. She knew it was right and loves them as if they are her own. It wasn't an easy process, but she knew it would be worth it. After adopting them, my mom went back to the Marshall Islands (where my brother and sister are from) for a humanitarian trip. After coming back, she decided she wanted to open up an adoption agency. She immediately went to work while still maintaining 40 hours a week at work, being a full time mom, and still hanging out with her friends and husband. She opened up the adoption agency and saved hundreds of lives. One of the many things I admire her for. She has always put others first, a quality I wish I could obtain. After she opened the agency in 2001, her father then passed away of cancer. Another low blow in her life. She trudged on and still knew she had to keep going. I gave her a lot of grief through junior high and high school, especially when my parents told me they were getting a divorce in the 9th grade. I was angry and blamed my mom. My dad moved out to Sandy and my mom moved 8 houses down to a smaller home still in my high school boundaries. A sacrifice she made for me. She wasn't receiving any financial assistance from my dad and still managed to buy a house and raise her kids in her home. Her faith never wavered and she was always still strong in the church. Throughout the past years, we've been close and we've been distant but her love for me never changed. She has always been supportive in whatever I have chosen to do. She is always there for every choir performance. She is always there at the finish line of every race. She is always there on the other end of the phone when I need her help and advice. She is always there when I need help moving out. My mother is always there for me. She would drop (and has done it countless times) anything for any of her children. She has the biggest heart. She always works 110% with everything she is given. She was recently put in as the Relief Society President of our ward. Something she was confused about. "Why would the Lord put a 50 year old single divorcee as an example for the ladies of the ward?" Because she's amazing.
Lately I have found myself bragging about my mom to everyone I come in contact with. She's amazing. This post may be boring to most of you, but I've been wanting to write this for a very long time. So thank you mom! For simply making this world a better one. Love you.