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Happy Mother’s Day: A Tribute To My Mother

Adult life can be exhausting. Rent is always due. Bills are always incoming. AND on any given day you’re required to both feed and clothe yourself.

Just thinking about the to-do list of an adult makes me want to crawl into bed and nap the rest of the day.

This is why mothers amaze me. Not only do they take care of themselves but also provide and care for a child. And in some cases more than one! As someone who can’t keep a plant alive, I’m constantly amazed by all of the strong and powerful mothers I have known over my lifetime.

When I think about my own mother, I can’t help but stand in awe.

I have no idea how she raised five children (two sets of twins!) by herself. Growing up, I never once witnessed her complain about the task at hand while building a loving home for my siblings and me.

Though there are a million reasons why I love my mom, Madonna O’Dell, here are four I’m thinking of this Mother’s Day.

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She’s The Most Caring Person That I Know
If you’ve ever come to my house, you know that you will never leave hungry or feeling unloved. My mom always has a plate of cookies at arm’s length and is always the first person eager to lend a hand in times of need. She taught me that even if you don’t have a lot of money, caring about others is always free.

She’s Always Smiling
Even through the worst of circumstances, my mom always has remained strong with a smile on her face. She’s taught me that even when bad things happen, it’s always possible to preserver.

She’s Always Been There For Me 
My mom is not only my inspiration and number one role model, but a guiding light through any problem I’ve encountered. I’ve learned so many lessons from her that have shaped me into the person I am today. From helping me edit middle school essays to offering me relationship advice, I know I wouldn’t be the entrepreneur and person I am today without all her help and guidance.

She’s Always Giving
Growing up, I often watched my mother give away her last dollar to the homeless. Whenever she tipped, it was always generous. Whenever someone needed help, you could count on her to be at your doorstep within the hour. My mom taught me that what goes around, comes around – a lesson that has proven true to this day.

Thank you Mom for everything you’ve done for me. I love you.

Whether you are a mother or a father filing both roles – today is for you. Wising you a Mother’s Day filled with happiness and a restful afternoon that you truly deserve more than anyone.

1 comment

  1. I love you Arianna. Thank you so much for the sentiments, future trip to Europe & luggage – totally floored by all of it. I’m so proud that you’re my daughter. ~ Mom

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