Sunday, May 13, 2012
mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
My mother and I have always been close. Growing up, she was always the friend I could rely on when others let me down. She always supported even my most ridiculous ambitions. I longed to be like her.
When she was younger, my mom was a model and a professional ballet dancer, before becoming a teacher and raising my sister, my twin brother and myself. I remember struggling through ballet lessons, fighting against my uncoordinated limbs - I so desperately wanted to be a dancer like she was.
But it was not to be.
Despite the fact that I will never follow in her footsteps, I am still in awe of her many accomplishments. My mom is one of the closest people in my life. I am so grateful for both the simple and extraordinary moments we share together.
Flipping through her modelling portfolio, I am still as much in awe of her today as I was growing up. Since today is Mother's Day, and I simply had to take this opportunity to show my mom some love.
To all of the mothers out there - Happy Mother's Day! And to my own mother - Thank you for making me who I am. I love you.