she always knows the right things to say, and she gives the best advice ever. even my friends have told me that. she doesn’t just tell me what i want to hear, but instead what is she thinks is best or right or fair. yet she’s a constant support system, always there to build me up and make me feel good about myself.
she appreciates me for who i am, and she encourages me to be me. there’s a big difference between smart and wise; she’s both. she is understanding and open-minded. she loves her family, and she loves the Lord.
and she listens.
we talk at least once a day and usually more than that, often for almost an hour or sometimes more, and we talk about everything. it’s not a chore for us – it’s enjoyable. and when i need her most, she’s right there. i’m so thankful to have her in my life.
i love you, mother dear!