It’s a beautiful day in New Jersey. It will be seventy degrees and full of sunshine. In a few hours, I will be going over to my grandmother’s house for a mother’s day lunch with my mother and grandmother and rest of the family. We will be partaking in a small feast complete with heavenly cupcakes for dessert. But the greatest part of the day will be getting to party with my two favorite women.
These two women love me a lot. I cannot begin to describe how much they’ve done for me and how great a debt I owe them for making me who I am. They are the shoulders I cry on, the women I turn to with anything. They’ve been there for me when no one else was there, through thick and thin, storm and high water. My mother has toiled in the trenches to provide support and my grandmother has been a constant caregiver. I don’t know what I’d do without them. Between the two of them, I have the double-whammy of female role-models so I know the multifaceted nature of being a strong woman. My mother goes out into the exterior world. She is a superstar of song, hard work, and living your dreams. My grandmother is the master of the interior world and making a home and caring for your family.
I hope to one day be the best of both their worlds. I eagerly look forward to the day I will have my own family for which to care and support. I also want to be an example for my own children in living my dreams. I think I am that woman. And it is thanks to my mother and grandmother.
In love of mothers everywhere, happy mother’s day!