Happy Mother’s Day! May the sun shine on Mother Earth and may the light of life shine on mothers everywhere :) Shoutout to my own mother, who is an extremely wonderful and hard-working woman! She doesn’t even GET a mother’s day because she has to work all day and night. I hope she knows that she’s incredibly loved <3 She’s certainly been through a lot trying to raise me and my siblings – I know I didn’t make it easy on her, especially through my teenage years. We had a lot of heart-to-heart talks through it all, though, and fortunately our relationship has strengthened a lot since I’ve gotten a bit more mature ;) She’s a strong, caring, loving, listening, and patient woman, and well-loved by everyone who knows her. If I grow up to be half as wonderful as she is, I’d be pretty proud.
To all those mothers out there….rock on, you’re a badass woman. I know I couldn’t be a mother, at least not in this stage of my life. It’s easy to mess up, takes waaaaay too much patience, and is a full-time job. Truth is, I’m probably just too selfish :P but that’s okay, because it’s a good excuse for not having kids. No one’s gonna argue with “well, I really just don’t want to spend all my time raising a kid – I’ve got other priorities.” It implies that I wouldn’t properly take care of a child if I did have one. And that’s not true, of course, but it keeps people off my back about it ;)
Anyway, this is supposed to be about mothers, not about how I don’t want to be one. So all you kids out there, do somethin’ special for your momma today. Even if you think she sucks (and even if she does), she was a huge part of the reason you’re alive in this beautiful world. THAT, if nothing else, deserves appreciation.
*note* travel updates coming soon! I just need some time to sit down, breathe, and put my experiences into words. love and peace ^_^
[Photos not taken by me]