: 12 For almost 25 years, this woman has sacrificed and made it her mission to give us the best childhood and life that she could - and boy, did she succeed.
This woman has been a constant support, a confidant, an employee (lols), a friend that knows me better than I even were able to be known, and my mother.
My mother flew 2,000+ miles to come spend a week in my crazy, loud, messy life - we didn't do anything special, but it was a perfect week in itself. We visited all my favorite spots in my favorite little city, we reminisced, we laughed, we ranted, we shared and consulted. We sat and watched the kids enjoy our old Friday Night favorite movies, laughing with them and at them. She sat through my emotional television show that caused me to fall over several times. We sat on the couch and didn't talk for two hours, just reading. We spent time together - and it was amazing. It was exactly what I needed. I finally got to breathe, to release, to pause, to rid the house of material and emotional baggage, and to empty my heart.
Mom, I cannot thank you enough for the 24+ years of my life that you spent with me and you worked for me. And I cannot thank you enough for this past week - there are no words to adequately show my appreciation or how much I really needed you here, even for a few days. I wish time would have gone slower - but I'll see you in a little over three months.
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