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  1. Kate V. says:

    My mother has always encouraged me to be healthy and fit even when she was not living by her own advice. Now at 70, she is still very active, walking her dog every day and working out a couple of times per week. Always encouraging all of her children and grandchildren to take care of themselves, she has been our biggest cheerleader for all of our lives no matter what was going on in hers. When my parents divorced, she didn’t think twice about doing whatever it took to take care of us, including working extra jobs and even living for a while with her parents (with whom she did not always get along) so that we could afford the things we needed and wanted. I love her very much!

  2. Terri B. (terrigrace) says:

    This started as a blog post on MFP, an ode to my little girl:

    6 years ago, I lost my mom. I wasn’t as close to her as I should have been, but I like to think we were building a whole new relationship. I often wonder what she would be saying to me these days.
    If my daughter, who is 3, felt the same way I do right now and was in the same place in her life that I am, what would I say to her?
    Life gives you ups and downs. Sometimes it even kicks you while you are down. And sometimes the highs are so beautiful they take your breath away.
    Try to smile at something every day, even if it’s only at the sun rising or the first star appearing in the evening.
    Know that you are beautiful, inside and out. It’s not the size of your pants or the number on the scale that matters, but what you are. Your strength, your persistance, your ability to love. These are things that matter and should define you.
    You are never alone. Standing behind you and watching over you are people who love you now and have loved you in the past. Love was a big part of what brought you into this world and a big part of what has shaped you into who you are.
    Never let someone make you feel less than what you are. No one can take away that love. Hold your head high and be proud of the special, wonderful person that you are.
    When you start to feel worthless or not good enough, remember that you are worth the world to your mom. She loves you with every fiber of her being, every beat of her heart, and every breath that she takes.
    Don’t let anyone stand in your way, tell you that you can’t, or put you down. Be kind, be thoughtful, and be understanding. But don’t let people walk all over you.
    Sometimes the people you thought were friends can hurt you deeply, and sometimes people you barely know can become the most amazing friends you could hope for.
    And above all, never forget, you are loved.

  3. holleysings says:

    Good and bad, my mom made me who I am today. She may think that I’m going to bulk up from weight lifting or that I eat too much, but she’s still as supportive as she can be and is proud that I’ve lost so much body fat in 18 months. She may still tell me I need to lose weight, but at least she’s pushing me to be better!

  4. emily says:

    My mom always believes in me and always supports me! I love being a mother, because I am responsible for raising healthy, happy, great kids! I love it! It is my contribution to the world.

  5. Lauren says:

    My mom and I have a complicated relationship – we’re very different people with different worldviews. But the year I lived in Canada for grad school, my mom emailed me every day. She has always been there for me, no matter what, and I love her very much.

  6. Cazandra Gonzalez says:

    My mother is the best person I can ask for. She was a single parent working hard to get us everything we needed and did I mention she had to take care of four of us at the time. Her hard determination not only was it hard but she tried to also be there for us. I love the mother HE gave me because of her I grew up to become the woman I am today and the greatest mom to my children:)!!

  7. Cazandra Gonzalez says:

    My mother is the greatest toughest person I know. She as a single parent made sure we had everything, and did I mention there were four of us. She knew the right things to say if I was down or happy:)! Her hard work not only made me the person I am but I can be a better mother to my kids(p.s she knew when I was expecting before I did soo funny).

  8. Kelly Sturtevant says:

    My mother was at home with us through most of our early years until we all went to school full time. She sacrificed a lot for her to be at home with us, but we were never without. It was enough for me to make the same decision when I had kids and I never regret her choice, or mine

  9. Kathryn says:

    My mom has been part of my inspiration to work on my fitness. Yes, she’s significantly overweight, but she still gets to the gym most mornings and works out, despite–no, because of spinal stenosis and osteo-arthritis. If my 70-something mom can kick that kind of butt every day, with all the pain she experiences, then darnit, SO CAN I!

  10. Jerlene Budnick says:

    I love being able to call her and just talk about anything that’s on my mind. Whether it be needing some advice or just to tell her what one of the kids did. I remember Red Door. I don’t know why that’s what I thought about, but, Red Door was what my mom used all the time when I was little, and whenever I smell it, it reminds me of her and my childhood. Her attitude is what makes my mom the best ever! I can call and joke around with her like she is one of my girlfriends, and she is! She doesn’t take my sarcasm or jokes to heart, in fact, she adds to it! I love that. The one thing I love most about being a mom is the unconditional love between the kids and I. The little tiny kisses and hugs I get randomly throughout the day. Even just to hear them say, “I love you Mommy,” makes being a mommy that much better. I love it!

  11. Tameeka Gilchrist says:

    My mom rocks because she is headstrong, independent and she loves God. She taught me to be the same way. Love you, mom!

  12. Evelyn says:

    My mom rcks, cause she has supported me throughout my life. Se never turned away from me, even when I did things that were hard for her to accept. She just is the best mom one can wish for. Love her to bits and always will!

  13. Lisa M. Collins says:

    My mom is my hero. When we were little she quit her job, and became a Home Engineer. She was there for every important and even the mundane events in my life. It wasn’t easy, but she clipped coupons and budgeted like a CEO of a Fortune 500 company. I never did without…not many kids can say that. I love you, Momma!

    • EM2WL says:

      Aww, Lisa, I love that! My mom became a Home Engineer halfway through my childhood and it was a total game changer. I adore her sacrifices for all 6 of us kids :) My ultimate role model in life!! ~Kiki