Today is mother's day. For the past 12 years my mom and I have been living thousands of miles away from each other.
This mother's day, more than any other, I find myself thinking about me and my mom... and the many ups and downs of our relationship.
I believe now I see my mom for who she is: a human being with dreams, desires, and fears. It has not always been easy and there are times I feel I behave as though I am the parent and not her.
However, as I get older, I am learning an important lesson: the lesson of acceptance and love. My mom is a woman who cries, dreams, and wishes for a better life and for dreams of love, just like I do.
I will be forever thankful to her for having taught me to defend myself, but most of all to be forgiving.
Happy Mother's Day Mom.