Wednesday, September 21, 2011

This Ones For My Momma!

“I’ll love you forever. I’ll love you for always. As long as I’m living my baby you’ll be.” I grew up listening to these words as my mother would read her favorite book at my bed side. I used to laugh every time that picture of the baby flushing the watch came up, because my mom had told me stories about my own flushing adventures.

I grew up very close to my mom, granted we were touch and go through a few of those early teen years, but overall I told my mom everything. Through all of life’s struggles and ups and downs my optimistic mother always kept my head up with her life lessons and wisdom. She always told me I was strong, beautiful, and confident. These pep talks gained the name “The Wiley Woman Speech” after a few rounds in high school. This speech became so popular that I would find my friends coming over to get the speech before partaking in something daring.
My mother has talked and supported women through break-ups, dating, pageants, moves, new beginnings, family struggles, health issues, and, above all, doubts. She always thought of others before herself and it breaks my heart to know that some of these favors she offered were never returned when my brother was diagnosed with cancer, when my dad lost his job, or when she just needed someone to talk to, but my mother is not one of THOSE women.

Kim Wiley is the original Wiley Woman. She is Strong, Beautiful, and Confident. She ever gives up or settles. When she faces an obstacle she doesn’t run away or duck out, she faces it head on and makes it out with the poof standing tall. I am proud to have her as an example in my life and I strive to be like her.

Happy Birthday Mom! You have been my Best Friend and one of the few people I can always count on…I know your kinda stuck with me, but thank you for putting up with all that the years have offered. You are my confidant, my idea sounding board, you have made me laugh, cry, and you popped my Pedicure Cherry! I love you so much and I hope your day is as amazing as you are!

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