This Mother's Day weekend is a great time to tell your mom how much she means to you.  If your mom is still around, be sure to tell her.  This one's for my mom...

I was the baby of my family. So I have to be honest…I think I got a little more of my mom’s time than my brothers and my sister did. She has been my biggest supporter even when I didn’t believe in myself. I’ve been accused of being a momma’s boy on more than one occasion and all my accusers are right.
My parents were like the perfect team. My dad was the strict one and my mom was the compassionate one (of course my opinion of my dad changed as I grew up and realized that my dad did, in fact, have a softer side). But we knew that if we wanted to ask to stay at a friend’s house or for permission to do something special…we went to mom. When we skinned our knees or crashed our bikes, we went to mom to make it all better. Growing up, we had the best of both worlds.
She taught me to be patient and see all sides of an argument before jumping to conclusions (she still has to correct me on this sometimes). She taught me that there are some problems that we cannot solve by ourselves and it’s ok to ask God for help with those. She taught me that if you give love, you’ll find love comes your way: The more you give, the more you get. She taught me the value of open communication. I can’t tell you how many “family pow-wows” we used to have. We’d all sit around the table and get our gripes out and then go on with our lives. We’d air our grievances and then move on.
And something that seems little that I’ll never forget about my mom is her love of music. She is the one who taught me about music and that it’s ok to sing. We would wake up to her beautiful singing voice quite a bit when we were kids and I will never forget how she helped to start our day.
I could obviously go on forever about the incredibly strong woman that I call my mom. She’s the glue that holds my family together and I love her very much. Happy Mother’s Day mom! I love you!