Saturday, May 7, 2016

A Pre-Mother's Day Post

I think it's important to make a post in the spirit of Mother's Day.  My mom has always been my rock through OCD and anxiety.

Whenever I've gone through a hard time, from my first really bad OCD experience in elementary school through college and beyond, my mom has stood by my side.  She's been an advocate for me when I couldn't advocate for myself.

She has listened to me through intrusive thoughts, laughed with me over weird compulsions, and always been completely supportive while I've gone through all this OCD nonsense. 

Mom, you are the reason behind every triumph.  I will never be able to thank you enough for everything that you have done and continue to do for me.

Here's to you, ma.
 

23 comments:

  1. What a lovely Mother's Day mention. I'm sure it means a lot to her.

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    1. She's the best! I'm a very lucky girl.

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  2. Hi Laura . . . I was visiting Jeanne today and she invited me and others to visit you and say Hi . . .
    Welcome to blogging . . . I found it to be a huge leap for me to step into the blog world. As I write this comment . . . I am celebrating five years. It has been the best thing ever for me. I have met wonderful people and have friends from all over the world. I love it . . . I hope you will too. Welcome!
    Stop in and visit me at the Irish Garden House . . . Love, Lynne

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    1. Lynne,

      Thank you for the warm welcome! Love your photo collages in your recent post. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging!

      -Laura

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  3. What a sweet tribute to your mother! Mine was a real jewel and not a day goes by that I don't miss her. She's been gone for 15 years now, but my memories of her are still strong. I have three girls and I adore them! I pray that they feel as strongly about me as I did my mother. Hopped over from the Marmelade Gypsy today. Welcome to the land of blog!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jann,

      Thanks for visiting! I hope that thoughts of your mother are warming your heart today and that you had a lovely Mother's Day with your girls!

      -Laura

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  4. Mom's are awesome :-) You were blessed with a wonderful mom.

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    1. Thank you, Joyful! I very much agree.

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  5. Our mothers get us through so much, don't they! Pleased to meet you, Laura. I come by way of Jeanie's Marmalade Gypsy blog!

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    1. They certainly do! Jeanie is fantastic. Love your recent post with flowers and ballerinas!

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  6. Hi there Laura, paying you a visit via the Marmalade Gypsy and wanted to say that I think your tribute to your Mom is lovely.
    If you feel like some comfortable armchair travelling to France why not stop by my blog Normandy Life and say hi?
    Maggie

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    1. Thank you! Normandy Life looks lovely. So sorry to read about the fire! Glad nobody was hurt.

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  7. Hi Laura...I came over through Jeanie's blog. Welcome to Blogland! I think you'll find very supportive people here. Your tribute to your mom is great. I'm sure she loves it.

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    1. Thanks Janet! The Color of Happy looks like a fun place to be. Hope that you have a lovely weekend!

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  8. What a beautiful, heartwarming, and wonderful tribute to your mother...I hope she reads this :) and I am now following your blog. Welcome to blogland!

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    1. Thank you! Lovely post on "The Beauty of Giving." Giving is a beautiful thing!

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  9. Dearest Laura, thank you for visiting my blog! I wish you a peaceful day and week.

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    1. Same to you, dear! Have a great one.

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    1. Thank you! Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  11. Hi Laura, I'm late to the party this week but sort of glad because I get to read the wonderful comments! All of these bloggers have terrific places and I hope it will be the start of lovely friendships! As for your post -- well, I know how terrific your mom is and your words about her are spot on!

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    1. She's the best! Thanks again for the shout out! :) Hope you have a lovely week.

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