I've mentioned my mama in the last few posts as a lead up to this one. My mother is an excellent, intelligent, strong, woman. I have been blessed with someone who stands behind me, holds me and lifts me up. She has taught me how to stand on my own and be strong. She let me find my own path even when she may not agree with it.
My mother put up with me when I was a little sheisskopfe when I was just starting my teens (which I am eternally grateful for) and helped me through the dark times that were the years of early adulthood. She has let my fly unfettered and figure out life on my own even though she misses me in the nest. She has loved me no matter what I have done or said.
Even though she is going to be farther away now (South America), I know that we will still have time to sit on the patio, talk and enjoy a glass or two of wine together (even if it just over the phone). I will miss having you here but I know that we are never really far apart.
I love you mama.