by Loraine Couturier
When it comes to our moms, the relationship we have can be complicated by a mix of unconditional love and moments of contempt. Whatever your relationship was, she will always hold a place in your heart. She is irreplaceable in our hearts for good reasons and although you never knew what she was thinking on the inside, she always had your best interest at heart.
1. She gave you life
Your mom decided to give birth to you and with that took on the responsibility to love and support you.
2. She would hold you any time of day or night when you needed her
When you are afraid and vulnerable, your mother’s caress will make you feel safe.
3. When you were vulnerable as a baby, she was your protector
Your mom spent all of your baby years keeping you safe so you were free to grow through experiences.
4. She offers you as much security as possible
Your mom’s sole job in the first years and maybe even still is to ensure you’re taken care of and safe.
5. She is selfless: if you need something your mom will go without to give it to you
Your mom puts you before herself with everything and is dedicated to you.
6. She loves you even when you don’t love yourself in the adolescent years
There are some tough years where we don’t even know who we are anymore but our moms stabilized that feeling with her love for us.
7. She listens to you when you need someone to talk to
To have an ear and a shoulder to cry on makes us feel better and moms are great at that.
8. Her tough love is only to make you better
Anytime you felt like your mom was hard on you, you will look back and see that it was to your benefit.
9. She passed her life wisdom on to you
Your mom teaches you valuable lessons in life that you wouldn’t have learned from anyone else.
10. She nags you for all the right reasons like taking an umbrella or wearing a warm jacket
Although you may find her nagging a bit frustrating, it is always for your greater good.
11. She will always have your back even when you’re wrong
You make mistakes but your mom always takes your side.
12. She supports all of your ideas and endeavors
Your mom is happy when you have passion for something and she does everything in her power to help you reach your goals.
13. She lifts you up when you’ve been defeated and takes the time to build you back up
When life gets you down, your mom will be there to pick you up.
14. She has loved you even through the hardest times
Life can bring on some harsh experiences that leave you feeling left in the dust and this is when your mom gives you the loving kindness you deeply need in these moments.
15. She made it possible for you to experience many things in your life even if that meant her taking on an extra job
The sacrifices your mom makes often include financial backing so even if it means getting a second job, she makes sure you can achieve your dreams.
16. She watched you in competition and cheered you on even if it meant waking up at the crack of dawn or standing on the sidelines in the rain
Your mom supports you in your activities and always thinks you’re the greatest player out there (even if you aren’t),
17. She is proud of your successes
Your mom believes in you and that belief makes you a better person in many ways.
18. She’s your friend even when you’re an adult
Your mom can be your best friend as she has proven through the years to have all the qualities a good friend should have.
19. She will love you until the end of time with a fierce devotion that is unmatched
The love of your mom is deep and neverending, this naturally makes us reciprocate that feeling back to her.
20. She is irreplaceable in your life and offers a kind of comfort and warmth in your heart that can never be taken away
The place in your heart for your mom will always be there whether you live next door to each other or are far apart.
Loraine is a digital nomad, traveling all over the world while working as a freelance writer.