Saturday, May 9, 2009

My mother is awesome!

My mother, Becky Boyd, is pretty awesome~ She has always loved us unconditionally. I am the oldest of four children and that makes me pretty special. But being the first born of a first born has had its challenges. I remember as a teenager how I criticized her for making me do the dishes. I was a busy girl - in school, sports after school, piano lessons, babysitting, homework and I asked her why did I have to do the dishes? what did she do all day? I know that I hurt her deeply that day. Fortunately, in 1995 we had an opportunity to clear the air with each other, ask forgiveness and move on. She came to NY to stay with my after I had surgery. Then when I got sick with the flu I think, she stayed the whole week. That was one of the best weeks of my life. So when I found myself divorced at 25, I made the decision to move back to GA to be near my mom. I needed her. And she's always there when I need her.

Then in 2001, mama was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. As we sat in Dr. Phillips office waiting for the results of the biopsy, I knew in my spirit that it was not her time to leave this world. Not only did she still have 2 children at home, but I had just gotten married again and didn't have children yet. My children were going to know their grandma! I tried to be there when she needed me. December 2008 marked the 7th year since that diagnosis and I am pleased to say that she is cancer free!

I still have my mother with me. To help me navigate my own road of motherhood. To be my friend. To be my confidant. To be my mama.

I love you dearly mama! And this post is a small effort to show the world how much.


Trina said...

This was nice, Mary. I agree with you, she is very awesome. She is my dear sister and friend, and I love her dearly too. Thanks for honoring her

Tami said...

Mary, what a sweet tribute to your mom. I am so happy to hear that she is cancer free. Be thankful you still have your sweet mother with you and enjoy every opportunity to tell her so. You won't regret it.
Love ya, and still so stinkin' proud of you for that 12 lb. weight loss!!

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