Red Deer Reality Rant #55 - Mother's Day Wishes
Hey there Red Deer! Thanks for coming back today to check out my Rant after last week’s shameless self promotion. I’m not sorry though, us artists need all of the support we can get. My artwork installation at The Velvet Olive is there until the end of June, so there’s lots of time to check it out if you haven’t already. But enough about me, for today’s post I would like to speak about an important person in my life, the very reason I even exist - my mom.
This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day this blog happens every Monday so I will speak today on the topic although I am grateful year round for my mom. I understand and know all too well how lucky I am to have her on my side. There were some years I was a difficult person to handle and a difficult child for some years as well. But my mom is an amazing lady, and we are great friends now after some difficult times.
We get together every Saturday night along with my sister and do artwork because it is a passion for the 3 of us, and it’s really nice to have some family time. We are all growing as artists and are a positive influence on each other’s artwork. We are 3 different people with 3 different styles of art and it is nice to share our art in a non competitive way as well as learn from each other.
My mom is my biggest supporter and has always been there when no one else was. I am forever grateful for her and I want her to know that I love her very much. She has been the biggest influence and inspiration to the person I am today. She taught me to be kind, and fair, and to treat everyone as equals, all things that I stand for to this day. I was a very independent child and rebellious, but I learned my lessons well, I have her to thank for my very life along with a strong set of values.
I have had no idea how to repay her for her hard work, every Mother’s Day I spend time with her and offer a token of appreciation by way of a gift or flowers or a meal out. However, upon reflection I have realized that the best thing I can do is be there for her as she was always there for me. And to help her with whatever she needs as she has always helped me. And even to just stay alive through my hard times as I have depression, and be the person she taught me to be, so that she will be proud of me and will not have to worry.
My hope is for all of the mothers out there to know they are appreciated and deserve to be commended for a difficult job. It not a job for everyone, it is not a job that I could do. Especially with such big shoes to fill with the amazing job my mom did for me and my siblings. Have a happy Mother’s Day everyone, and to my mom and moms everywhere, you have my respect and admiration.