As we approach Mother’s Day 2023, I’ve been reflecting on the upbringing I was afforded and how my mother impacted me. It’s all good stuff, so keep reading to hear what my mother means to me!
The early years
Growing up, my mom was always so much more fashionable than me. For the record, she still is. She always told me, "You're such a terrible shopper." It was said with love, of course. She meant that I was more random with what I purchased, clothing-wise. Mom was always super strategic, ensuring every purchase had a purpose in the grand scheme.
It wasn't until I grew up that I realized it wasn't just about the clothes she wore, but how she wore them. She was so detail-oriented regarding her personal style, and it showed in everything she did.
Wedding prep with mom
When I was getting married, I fell in love with the first wedding dress I tried on. It was perfect for me, and I was ready to buy it. My practical mom reminded me, "We have five other appointments to look at more dresses!" I went along with it because I knew she had a point. What’s your guess as to which dress I ended up with? Keep reading to find out!
Fashion and more, mom style
My mom always looks impeccable. She knows what to wear, which gives her confidence. And that confidence is contagious. When she walks into a room, heads turn. It's not just because of what she's wearing, but also because of how she carries herself.
She always knew what she wanted, and she went for it. It was that confidence I always admired in her. In many ways, she helped me find my confidence. Not only in what I’ve developed as my personal style but how I’ve blazed my own trail as an adult.
But my mom is so much more than her fashion sense. She has always been someone who supports me no matter what. Isn’t that the way moms should be?
Through all the stages of my life, she has always been there for me. That is one of the things I really appreciate about her, now more than ever.
Flashback to the good old days
When I was a younger adult, we lived next door to each other. If I needed help cooking when we had company over, she was always there to lend a hand. I took her support for granted. But now that I'm older and live out of state, my mom has taken on more of an emotional support role–whereas before, it was more physical support.
Have you heard it said that the older we get, the more we relate to our moms? I’ve found that to be true in my adulthood. And as I've gotten older, my mom has become more than just a support system. She has become an inspiration to me, even in my fashion journey.
Impacting multiple generations with her style & support
When I was younger, my friends would frequently compliment my mom's outfits. And now, as an adult, I find myself taking inspiration from her wardrobe. My 14-year-old daughter sometimes says of one of my outfits, "That looks like something grandma would wear!" I take that as a compliment. :)
I may never be as fashionable as my mom, but I hope to be just as supportive of my own children as she has been to me.
To conclude my tribute to my mom for Mother’s Day
My mom is not just a pillar of my support system but an inspiration in all aspects of my life. From her impeccable sense of style to her unwavering support, I am grateful for all she has done for me. She has shown me that confidence is key and that with hard work and determination, anything is possible. Thank you, Mom, for being such an amazing role model and inspiring me to be the best version of myself. I love you.
If you’re reading this, and you still have your mom with you, consider calling her as we approach Mother’s Day. Not that you need an occasion!
P.s. About the wedding dress–what was your guess as to which dress I chose? If you guessed, “I went with the first one that I knew I loved,” you would be correct!