Reasons Why I Love My Mother

My mother has been such an influence on my life that I dedicate today’s post to her. It may not fit under one of my usual categories, but all that I am and all that I desire in my life comes from the passion, love, humor, and dedication that I experienced from her. She taught me how to laugh, have fun, enjoy life, dream big, and show compassion for everyone that I love.

I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine – she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.  ~Terri Guillemets

These are a few of the reasons why I love my mother…

1. She taught me a great sense of fashion.

2. She taught me how to swim like a fish.

3. She taught me how to dance like no one is watching.

4. She taught me to go after my dreams.

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.  ~Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul

5. She taught me how to sail in style.

6. She taught me how to play games.

7. She taught me to love my family every minute.

8. She taught me how to laugh often.

9. She taught me to enjoy the outdoors.

10. She taught me how to be a good mother and now I’m showing Athena the same unconditional love.


132 thoughts on “Reasons Why I Love My Mother

  1. What an amazing tribute. Enjoy every minute you can with her. My mom died quite suddenly just under two years ago. You can never be prepared for life without your mom. Tonight I wanted to call her so much.


    • I’m proud of my family and the person I’ve become because of them. It’s beautiful to share that with the world. We have nothing to hide; at least not anything that my family will tell 😉


  2. Awesome post and wonderful photos. A mother has a power like no other. She can make or break you. We are very blessed to be amongst the lucky ones, aren’t we?

    My mum is only 20 years older than me and one of my best friends…always there. I am so thankful to have two sons and a daughter to share her with and to carry on what she has give me. Thanks for reminding me of that.


    • My mom is young as well but age doesn’t matter. She’ll always be a big kid and my best friend. 🙂

      It makes me happy to read that others have a great relationship with their mothers as well. Enjoy!


  3. I love this post – I have to say you’ve written some great posts but this one was the best – love it and enjoy your mom every moment – I lost my mother a few years ago and I still think of her every day – like you I spent so much time with my mother and there is not a day of regret as I move on without her – just wonderful cherished memories!


  4. Truly beautiful. I love the picture of her with the statue! 🙂 I hope that I can be the same type of mom for my daughter! You give me something to aspire to.


  5. Thanks for sharing, Lesley! I love this post so much! Such a beautiful tribute! I lost my mom when I was 12 and every day I wish we’d had more time together. But I’ll always cherish the moments we shared. Keep on living your life and cherishing those moments together.:)



  6. Great post. My mom and daughter are the most important girls in my life. Mom was a kindergarten teacher and even after retirement she is still a kid at heart. I loved growing up in her world, we weren’t rich but we didn’t go hungry and we were loved and we were the centre of her universe. Over the years, she’s given to us in time and love more than we could ever imagine. My mom is amazing and I loved your tribute to your mom. Pictures are great not as embarrassing as they probably were back when they were taken.


  7. Hi there Lesley
    Your Mother comes across as incredibly beautiful in all ways – showing her daughter (children) how to live. What a great tribute, Brought a little lump to my throat, as both my Mum and Dad passed away when I was in my 20s/30s.
    I always say my father gave me my roots and my mother taught me how to fly. It’s the way it seemed to work in our household. Happy holidays.xx,


    • As I read through comments of loss, I can’t help but cry. I wish that it was never part of our lives. You are such a beautiful person and I hope that the found memories of your parents are strong every day so they can live on.

      Thank you for sharing; your parents did a great job.



  8. Lesley, what a wonderful tribute to your beautiful mother. You’ve reminded of all the wonderful things my mother has taught me and continues to teach me today. We are both so blessed to have them in our lives still. Of course, I would never have admitted that during my teen years. Great job.


  9. This truly warms my heart and touches my soul. Our mothers are our truest source to every aspect of life…in how we view it and live it. Love is the base of everything and there is no love as great or unconditional as a mother. Thanks for this post. What a wonderful mother you have and what a wonderful daughter she raised. I especially love the free spirit of both of you.


  10. I’m usually a silent reader, but I had to comment to this. Such a lovely post and when its not mother’s day either 🙂 Your mother is so so beautiful. Travel, outdoor and fun loving mom. WOW!


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