I laugh at you sometimes. I laugh when you get overly positive or excited. Occasionally I even light-heartedly mimic you because you have a classic way of dropping positivity on everyone around you. I imitate you when you ask us to go on a walk with you. And I laugh when, once in a blue moon, I say yes to your walk request and you jump up and down and shout with excitement. I can do a pretty solid impersonation of you.
I imitate you for my own amusement sometimes. But I’m so happy I’ve chosen you as my example.
You’ve taught me to see the best in people and in situations. But you’ve also taught me that if someone isn’t treating me right, I should do something about it.
From how you are with dad, to how you care for your friends, and even how you interact with random strangers, you’ve set an incredible example of what it means to lead your life in love and kindness.
You’re always smiling. You’re always having a good time. You’re always welcoming other people to join you. Your positive outlook is infectious.
You make me want to be a better human every day. You motivate me to get up and work out. To make healthier decisions. To find more meaning and passion in my life. To never give up on finding love. To be a better friend. To care more for others. To have a more positive attitude. To choose happiness.
You’ve been there when my world came crashing down. You’ve picked me up when I couldn’t lift my own two feet out of bed. You’ve sat and listened when I had a face full of tears. You’ve prayed to let the pain I have felt go away. You’ve wished that you could walk with the pain I have felt instead.
You’re the glue that holds us together. You make sure we always make time to hang out as a family. And you’re never quiet about how much it means to you when we do get that quality time together. You show how grateful you are and you encourage us to see the value in quality time as well.
With you as my mom it’s like having a real-life walking manual for right and wrong. Even though I was joking when I mentioned this, people should seriously carry a “Jodi App” in their pockets. When they’re faced with a tough situation they can just whip out the jodi app and get advice from you. Or maybe they could choose a “What Would Jodi Do” setting and then you appear like the state farm agents in the “State Farm Is There” commercials.
Luckily for me, I don’t need an app or a setting, because you’re always there. I’m so blessed to have you as my mom. I’d be so lost without your guidance. You are the brightest light in my life. I hope I grow up to be just like you.
Telle mère telle fille
(Like mother like daughter) ❤