Sometimes it was her doing. Most of the time, it was mine. Our personalities never allowed us to relish in those moments.
Because we both believed life went on. And that there are many more moments to enjoy.
And also because we have an unusually large, close, and chaotic family, had full time work and school, activities, etc. that just kept life moving.
That is not to say that I Love her any less. Our relationship is just unique. As are all relationships.
Today I got to thinking about this new year. And how one of my goals was to be a more intentional person.
Because I felt that I too carried traits from my relationship with her into my relationships now.
And what I came to realize is that one of the the most intentional person I know is my Mom.
Sure, what I wrote up top is all completely true. And to be honest, my thoughts of the past with my Mom are partly filled with pain, and sudden out bursts, and occasional moments I probably would like removed from my long term memory.
But she was there every step of the way. Every. Single. Day.
With the intention of both needing and wanting to be there for me, no holds barred.
Despite the busyness that is life, she never stopped being my Mom. The strong, loving, compassionate, intentional Mom that I want to be.
And it's kind of funny because whenever I have asked her about something in the past, whether good or bad, she remembers wholeheartedly every detail of that event, from start to finish.
That's how I want to live my life. Present in each moment. Intentional in everything I do.
Just like her.
This post today was inspired by the new Procter & Gamble 2014 Sochi (Russia) Winter Olympics Ad: