To all the mothers: This one is for you.
Ah, Mother’s Day. A holiday full of reminiscing, nostalgia, and appreciation for the one person who just gets us.
Mom’s do a lot for us, and they never really get much credit. They listen to us cry, they tell us to get the heck back on our feet, they listen to us babble on and on about things that don’t apply to their own lives, and they are our #1 advocates.
Like a hero, they save us when we really can’t save ourselves. When we don’t know how to figure out how to be a college student, they will listen and give us wisdom from their own experiences. When we fail and make a horrible mistake, they give us grace and help us recover. They helped us feel accepted when we felt excluded. And they loved us when some boy couldn’t. They saved us through it all, and it’s a shame they don’t wear capes. Very, very misleading.
The truth is, nothing can replace a mother daughter love.
The impact a mother can have on her daughter is a beautiful, beautiful thing.
It can come in very many different forms: tough love, nurture, long-lasting advice, and nail appointments. Your mom is the first person you want to turn to when sh*t hits the fan, and the first person you want to celebrate with when you get that internship you were obsessing over.
Watch the video above to hear several women reflect on their relationship with their mamas (warning for the waterworks). You’ll hear stories from mothers sacrificing their whole lives for their kids, and you’ll hear funny memories of moms being moms.
Let’s take the time to show some love to the one that always loved us, and never really asked for much.
To all the moms out there, you are our heroes. Happy Mother’s Day.