When most people think of parenthood, they think of the big things; like giving birth, paying for a college education, changing diapers, driving lessons, and so on.
My mom has shown me that being a parent involves a myriad of little things, too— an encouraging note slipped into my school lunch, the smell of fresh banana bread waking me in the morning, or a bouquet of wild flowers in my room when I came home for college break. Now, I'm grown up, and my mom doesn't need to write me a check for a school trip or drop me off at the mall, but I'll never grow out of my excitement for a box of my favorite chocolates or an email about a great movie.
A few weeks ago, my mom mailed me a page from a magazine with a brief note. It probably only took her a few minutes to tear out the page, address the envelope, and walk across the street to the mailbox. And yet, when I opened my mail I felt inspired, supported, and loved.
Thank you, Mom! For EVERYTHING.
ps. I'm definitely going to try out the necklace idea!
(Mother's day photos © Littlehouse of Style)