It was only two weeks, two weeks that my mother left to visit her parents. But even in that short amount of time, with only my sister, father, and I, the house felt different. She would call regularly and check in on us, but it still wasn’t the same. I began to notice everything she did around the house, but it was more than that. Something else was missing.
She wasn’t there to pick me up after school. I missed our conversations about nothing in between car rides. I missed her just being there to listen to me and offer advice on any problem. That was only for two weeks, and I couldn’t imagine how life would be with her gone. I believe everyone should have someone to care, support, and love them. I believe everyone deserves a mother, even if she is not biological or if she isn’t a she.
Everyone deserves a shoulder to lean on or someone to guide them through the hard times. My mother has done just that for me. When I feel upset or overwhelmed about something, I know she’s the one person I could go to for guidance. She’s the one person I can trust to help make things better. I know she will always look out for me.
Every time she’s gone for an extended period of time, I notice the things she has done for my family and me more and more. She has always been a positive influence in my life. I may overlook some of the things she does, but I know I’m lucky to have someone who cares for and loves me. I do my best to help and support her, as well. Without her, my family and I could not survive. She keeps us in line and from falling off the edge when it seems like the world is collapsing in on us. Especially in these hard economic times, she still stays cool under pressure and is still able to do all of the things that keeps our home up and running. All mothers of all shapes and sizes, of all races and ethnicities should be appreciated. Every once in a while, they need to be loved and cared for as well. I try to let my mom know how much I love her, even by just giving her a hug. I believe in mothers, and in loving them.