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Like My Mother Does

People always say I have a laugh like my mother does.

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Guess that makes sense – she taught me how to smile when things get rough.

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I’ve got her spirit. She’s always got my back. When I look at her I think, I want to be just like that.

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She’s a rock. She is grace. She’s an angel. She’s my heart and soul. She does it all.

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When I feel weak and unpretty, I know I’m beautiful and strong because I see myself like my mother does.

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If you’re a fan of country music, then you’ll recognize these lyrics from the song “Like My Mother Does” by Lauren Alaina. This song always has reminded me of my own mom, and with Mother’s Day approaching this Sunday, I’m reminded how I’m forever in debt to the man upstairs for letting me born to her. Mom, you are the Lorelai to my Rory – you’re my best friend and biggest confidant. If I’m blessed to become a mother someday, I hope that I can be half the one that you have been to me the past 27 years. I love you!

How do you celebrate the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, special women in your life, etc., for Mother’s Day?