12 Creative Reasons Why I Love My Mom

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”- which is the first commandment with a promise- “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy a long life on earth.” -Roman 6 1–3.

While driving back home from school my mom turns to me in the car and says in an excessively high pitched voice, “So you are twenty now, how does it feel?” Noticing that I did not answer, my mom turns again to me and says “What’s the matter?” Ignoring her my face was just in a rock solid stare; I was not amused. I definitely realized that I turned twenty but by the way my mom was talking to me I felt like I was about to go play laser tag in my cowboy outfit for my sixth birthday- I guess mothers have this instinctive way of never wanting their children to grow up and making sure their children know.

Reflecting back on this quick incident I think it is very easy for children my age to be very annoyed with their mothers for silly reasons. Although I don’t think we intend to do so, somehow our actions can come off as disrespectful or unappreciative. Therefore I decided to list ten creative reasons why I appreciate my mom more than anything in the world.

1. For staying on the phone with me for hours while I was moving into college for the first month. College was definitely a growing process, especially getting used to not having home cooked meals every day.

2. Traveling with me to baseball tournaments as young kid- Oh the good times!

3. Making my favorite dish every year for my birthday even though it changes every year. This year my request was tilapia, pasta, salad and a Reese’s peanut butter cake for dessert.

4. For allowing me to pursue my passions.

5. For giving me a brother and sister.

6. For teaching me how to be a gentleman even though I am still learning.

7. For blessing me with your famous Pasta Fagioli recipe.

8. For sharing my articles on Facebook when I beg you every week- How could I not expect you to? You are the savviest twenty-five year old Facebook user I know!

9. Getting the stains out of my baseball pants when nobody else’s mom could.

10. Doing the Reese’s Challenge for me. I had this theory in high school that Reese’s could go well with any food, so for a week I ate Reese’s sandwiches, Reese’s pancakes, and Reese’s cereal. Possibly the best week of my life. You made it happen mom.

11. Allowing me to get a tattoo even though I don’t have one yet- only if it is of your name of course.

12. Last but not least thank you for giving me an opportunity in this wonderful world to explore new ideas, challenge my beliefs, and influence the generation we live in

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