... when they said, "I'll Always Love My Mama." Boyz II Men said it again when they sang "Mama." I'm going to say it the best way I know how, my mama is why I am who I am and not just in the literal sense.
When I tell ya'll that if it hadn't been for my mama, I would have given up on a lot of stuff a long time ago, that's what I mean.
I won't lie, we have gone through it a couple of rough patches where I'm sure I got on her nerves, she's dang sure been on mine. But, regardless of all that, we are always able to maintain a decent relationship.
I know it sounds cliche, but my mom is my best friend. It hasn't always been this way though. When I was a sophomore in high school, we had some events that transpired that required us to be in the house, by ourselves, for a month straight. She'd had surgery and I almost crippled myself from sports injuries.
We'd always been cool, but having to be in the house together like that, we were forced to either get closer or start hating each other. We chose the first. I don't think I've played cards more before or since all that happened.
There's something about a card game between a mother and a kid, a lot of stuff can come out while you're just sitting there. I probably learned more about my mother in that month and a half than I had ever known in the 15 years before that.
I know it probably sounds strange, but I am thankful for those injuries because I could have gone through the rest of my life not knowing anything about my mom.
I could go on and on, but I won't. Instead, I'll just say Happy Mother's Day to her and to all the mothers in the blogosphere.