When I grow up, I want to be my mom.

My mother is my #1 fan when it comes to this blog, she’s known about it since I started my old blog in middle school and has read every single post I’ve ever posted. My momma is always encouraging to keep writing, so mommy, this one is for you.

First off, happy mother’s day! O en español “¡Feliz dia de las madres!”

When I was in kindergarten, I had pick five different things I wanted to be when I grew up and the first thing I chose was a teacher. Now, I never really wanted to be a teacher, even to this day anytime someone says they want to a teacher I tell them they are insane. But I said I wanted to be teacher because all I’ve ever wanted to do was be like my mom.

Why? Here are my top ten reasons:

10) She’s incredibly gorgeous.

Geez, man. I love when people when people tell me I look like my mom. It’s the biggest compliment I could ever receive in my life. I love that you can see her focus in her eyes. I love that crinkle in her nose she gets when she laughs or is grossed out by something.  I love how her joy radiates through her smile. She’s just a gorgeous lady inside and out.

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9) She’s loving.

My momma loves everyone. She throws her love around like it’s confetti. It’s that love you know you don’t deserve, but she gives it to you anyway. My mom loves endlessly, no matter what you do she’ll still love you. She loves the “unlovable” and shows the world that everyone is worth being loved. My mom is a teacher, she’s worked with kids from all different walks of life. She treats each kid like they are the most important thing in the world. When we are at the grocery store she’ll go to the toy section spending almost an hour looking for certain things for her kids because she knows that is their favorite toy. She will do anything for someone she loves and that’s something I adore about my mother.

8) She’s silly and still a kid at heart.

My mom is a truly kid. She loves Disney, especially Cinderella and The Electrical Parade. You know when you take a kid to a place for the first time and they stare in amazement with big eyes and you can immediately see their excitement? My mom does that. It’s one of the most fun things to see. I find that as my mother gets older she is becoming more and more silly. It’s the greatest thing ever. She always has something to laugh about. Even on a bad day my mom is always able to find something to smile about.

7) She can cook.

When my brother and I were in high school, my mom was known for her tacos. But my mom can cook so many incredible things. When I left for UMHB, I really began missing her home cooking. Especially her homemade rice. Ughhh, just thinking about it makes me want it so stinking bad. It’s honestly the best!

6) She’s supportive.

When I was three, I wanted be a pickle catcher. She supported it. When I was ten, I wanted to be a doctor. She supported it. When I was twelve, I wanted to a photographer. She supported. When I was thirteen, I wanted to be a play therapist and author. She supported it. Now I’m in school, studying psychology to be a child life specialist. And yes, you guessed it, she supports it. My mom never questioned my dreams, she only questioned my plans to get there. Because of this, I grew up in a world of endless possibilities and I loved that.

5) She loves adventure.

One day when I was in middle school, she read an article about this family who went to all fifty states before their kids graduated high school. Since then, it was her goal to get us to all fifty states. We had a late start, so I’ve only seen twenty five of the fifty but that’s still not too shabby. I love that she instilled the value of learning other culture even among our own nation.  That’s definitely something I plan on passing on to my future children.

4) She’s super creative.

My momma is an arts and crafts queen. She’ll have something in her mind and immediately be able to recreate it with ease. When she is being creative, she enters another world and it is awesome to be able to get a peek into it. My mom is definitely a tough act to follow. Those special abilities didn’t get passed on to me.. Maybe it skips a generation? Hopefully my kids will get it.

3) She’s a “Jill of all trades.”

Kind of continuing with the super creative thing, she can do anything. She’s been a florist, a choir director, a cake decorator, a children church director, a party planner, a Sunday school teacher, a pianist, a teacher, and a momma. The older I get, the more certain I become in the fact that there is nothing that my mom can’t do. It’s pretty stinkin’ cool to watch her do what she does best.. everything.

2) She’s strong.

My mamasita linda is hands down the strongest woman I have ever met in my life. My mom has been through a lot. Losing a baby to cancer is no walk in the park, and she was able to live through it. I don’t think I could ever do it. She is so resilient, she’ll spring back up no matter what life throws at her. She can make it through anything.

1) She’s home.

They say home is where your heart is, my mom is my heart. No matter where she is, when I am with her I feel at home. It is the greatest feeling in the world. I don’t know how to explain it, she’s just home.

My mom is someone I love and admire, today and everyday.

Momma, today I hope you know what a true gem you are to this world. I hope you see what everyone else sees about you everyday. You are worth more than all the gold in the world. I love you so much and I hope that you feel super special today. Because in all honesty, you are. Ma, I am so thankful to be your daughter and I wouldn’t want to be in a world where I wasn’t.

Basically what I am saying is, I love you and thank you for being my mom.

 

Happy Momma’s Day!

 

your baby girl,

Kristan Alexis Saucedo

 

 

 

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