Thursday, January 19, 2017

"Queen of the Jungle"

Day 19:
Queen of the Jungle

I showed this block to my husband tonight, and immediately he knew that it was made for my mom. Why you ask? Because she's a Leo, and her spirit animal is a lion. This block was made just for my mom.

When you look up the word "Lion" and what it symbolizes, many words came up. Here are just a few:
  • Wisdom
  • Power
  • Dignity
  • Courage
  • Justice
  • Ferocity
  • Dominion 
  • Authority
  • Strength
It wasn't much a surprise to me that each of the above words described my mom to a tee. She is by far the most strong, independent woman I know, and I am so glad that I got a lot of her traits in me. We are so very much alike in many ways. I used to hate admitting that out loud, but it is something that I have come and grown to be so very proud of. They are traits that in my opinion are very admired, but sometimes people don't understand them. They see that layer of our outer being, but when people get to know us, they learn that we are much more than what meets the eye. We are caring, we are soft, we are lovable. But we never stray from what makes us who we are and what we believe in. 

My mom is a superhero. To be honest, I hope that someday I can be the kind of mom she was to me for my kids. I am so thankful to have a mom like her. I am thankful that even though things didn't work out with my parents in the long run, that she chose my dad. I am thankful she chose me. (I was a surprise baby!!!) I am thankful she stuck by me at the hardest parenting moments of her life. We fought, I *thought* I hated her growing up, but looking back, it was just because we were both strong, independent women, who were trying to come out on top. But neither of us actually had to come out of top, we just had to stick together. We did. We stuck through the hardships of my teenage years, and now I am happy to be able to call her my best friend.

I love you mom.


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