As hard as it is to believe (she looks so youthful, doesn’t she?), Ms. Bear has been 61 years old for 364 days already! And in that time, she’s taught me so much about life, love and the art of being a good person. She makes it all look so easy, and it made me realize something very important: There are so many things I want my mom to know, especially this year. And because I know she looooves reading blog posts about herself, here are 3 things I hope you remember, MOM…
You are magical: You are such a light in so many people’s lives. You bring this wave of positive energy with you, and it makes me smile just thinking about it. Sometimes I don’t think you realize what a wonderful impact you have on the world — or maybe you’re just too humble to admit it? Either way, the world would definitely be a much better place if we could somehow bottle up some of that magic because it could really change the world!
You are loved: I’m sure you know this already, but you have SO MANY PEOPLE around you who love you and want to support you in everything you do. Please, let those people take care of you. That’s easy said than done for you, I know, but please try. It’s OK to lean on people; you do so much for everyone else, so it’s time to let them return the favor. And, not to sound too creepy, but you know I’m your biggest fan and love you more than anything in the whole world!!!
You are my hero: I hope you’re not rolling your eyes right now and telling me, “don’t be creepy!” But it is true — you are my hero. I think of everything we’ve been through over the years — all the medical stuff, father’s death — and you’ve been my rock through it all. I wouldn’t have made it through if it weren’t for you, so I hope you know just how much I applaud you and look up to you. You are one amazing lady!!
The years? Well, they’re just flying by and I absolutely HATE that sometimes! I always say that I wish I could just stop time, if only for a day, because everything moves just too fast. So, this year, I hope my mom will slow down. Not a lot, because I know that is nearly impossible for her — if you know her, you’d know that she always has to be doing something, going somewhere, getting something done.
Please, friends, help me encourage her to just be during her 62nd year. Comment below with your best tips about slowing down and taking time to relax. After all, I can’t think of anyone else who deserves it more than she does. Happy birthday, Ms. Bear!!! We ALL love you!!!! xoxo