I'm a little late in posting this, but since this week was Mothers Day, I wanted to talk about how awesome my mom is.
Seriously, I don't even know where to begin with this woman. I don't know of anyone more selfless than my mom. She (and my dad) have always put their children first and have always done all they can to give us opportunities to learn and to do what we love. When I was growing up, we never felt restricted to pick one activity to do. We danced (a lot), took voice lessons, piano lessons, violin lessons, drum lessons, guitar lessons (both my brother, not me), art classes in the summer (do you even remember that, Mom? from Oak Canyon and I painted a foot?), drama lessons, etc. and we never had to pay for it. We were encouraged to find something we could be passionate about, and then my mom supported it 100%. She was at every performance and competition we ever had, even going to my brother's band's concerts at Muse Music cafe, surrounded by forty seventeen year olds, or sitting in a gross high school gym all Saturday afternoon waiting to watch me dance for two rounds.
My mom was the one who sat with me in a hotel room in Toulouse last summer while I cried for what seemed like 48 hours straight, and told me it was going to be all right and that I could do this scary internship/live in France/learn to speak real French thing. She has always believed in me.
And I believe in her. My mom, hardcore drummer, taxi driver, crazy Young Woman's camp leader can do anything.