It's Mothers' Day

by: Faith Sigredsen

As a parent I know she tried to give us everything

As a person she gave us the best advice, that we never listened to

A Mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child

Constant worry...

I'm not really sure how she does it.

My Mother is a treasure. She is brilliant, kind, funny and most defiantly resilient. I’m so immensely proud to be her daughter, even though at times it doesn't seem that way. After all the years of pain and worry I put her through. All the times I blamed her for my troubles, disrupted her life, caused her huge financial burdens and endless angst, it’s hard to imagine how I can even make it up to her or even apologize for the immensity of it.

You may not realize this, as I'm not the most vocal person. I get flustered more than the next but I'm also a person that loves more than the next. I'm delightfully chaotic; a beautiful mess. Living each day as a beautiful adventure.

I'm a girl that likes to look at people in a different depth. I try and see poetry in everything, from the magnificence of the stars to the dance of a blade of grass. The world is full of wonderful, nice people. If you can't find one, be one. I'm not going to exhaust myself trying to convince people of who I am and my Mother never did either.

I push boundaries and open people’s minds.

I’m content with myself

I love who I am

As disorderly and profane as I can be

There’s an inner sense of peace that is always with me

I have my Mother to thank for that.

Happy Mothers Day