Appreciating My Mom


My mom is one of the best people that I know. And not just because she’s my mom. One of my favorite posts of all time was this one about questions to ask your mom and I realized that I haven’t talked much about her her since!

I’ve been thinking about her a lot lately because she recently moved full time to the west coast which I didn’t think I could survive, and because Mother’s Day is around the corner. We’ve created a system that works for us despite the distance: I visit her every other month and, in theory, she’ll come back east every other month (Although I haven’t seen her hold up her end of the bargain since November!). Plus we talk pretty much every day. Obvs.

Seeing her less often makes our time together that much more special. We always do at least one day trip or overnight to Napa, Marin, or into San Francisco. Those trips have become some of my favorite times of the whole year. We spend hours talking about everything under the sun, and she lets me plan the entire trip, doing pretty much whatever I want.

I love my mom for about a million reasons but most of all because she is incredibly generous (she has leant me money numerous times when I needed it), the most selfless person I know (literally puts me and my sister first every single time), and because she lives her life on her own terms, never caring about what anyone else thinks (a trait that I try to work towards).

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  1. Dana Mannarino said:

    So cute! This makes me want to go to my mom’s house and squeeze her tight!

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  2. sarah.gouin said:

    Julia, the photos with you mom are so beautiful. Touched that you would share such positive emotion.

    4.19.16 · Reply