My mom is like an idea factory that is open 24 hours a day like Del Taco or Kinkos. She always wants everyone to be doing something and would do anything to make everyone have a good time. I have never had a Thanksgiving where we don't all have to make up our own Indian names and wear headbands to the dinner. I just thought that was normal. Egg hunts, leaf hunts, birthday quizzes are all out of control fun with unbelievable prizes thanks to my mom.
When I was younger I needed my mom to pic me up from stake dances, teach me about periods, people, and practicing the piano. Now I need her much more but not to make me dinner or drive me anywhere, but to be my friend. Motherhood goes through different phases and I am so grateful to have my mom in every phrase. I miss my mom and it's not just because it's mothers day.