February 28, 2012
Can I tell you all just how much I love this lady? A lot. This is my mom, my best friend, and an incredible woman. She has taught me how to be a strong, loving, independent woman, and I am so thankful for that.
After my dad passed away in high school and my brother went to college, it was just my mom and me for a little while. We grew so much as people and in our relationship with each other during that time. Our college trips and impromptu visits to see Andy, my brother, brought us even closer. Then I moved to Charleston, SC for two years followed by Georgia. I'm from New Jersey. So this means that there is a distance of about 14 hours between my mom and I. Yes, I'm crying inside.
Not only was it a beautiful place, but it holds memories that are so dear to my heart. When I am missing my mom (which is pretty constant) I think about Acadia and it is bitter-sweet. It is sweet because it was such a wonderful time with her, it is bitter because I want that again. Hopefully some day soon we can take another epic mother-daughter trip, I think my soul needs it.