As each year passes I realize that I’m becoming more and more like my mom. I was never into fitness (food, yes; fitness, no!) until about a year ago. My mom has been going to step/spin/cardio classes since before I was born. She has found time every single week to get to the gym for my entire life. She’s a role model for healthy living and fitness. She also loves her yoga – but I got her into that!
My mom loves to cook and makes creative vegetarian meals all the time (both my siblings are veggies; Rob is a vegetarian and Julia is a vegan). When I was young she let me play in the kitchen without nagging me to be careful and not make a mess. She let me learn on my own.
My mom let me dress myself. (Not that I would have let anyone dress me. I was very… “independent” as a child.) She gave me so much freedom and I am so grateful for it.
My mom is my best friend, and I miss her.
I love you, Mom!