Mother Knows Best

“I don’t care what anyone says.  You are a writer.”
           -my Mom

A mother will take all of your doubts, fears and insecurities and turn them into a force of inspiration.  She will tell you to stop saying “I can’t” because you can- you just need to start somewhere, anywhere.  If you call her and, through the tears, say you don’t believe in your talents anymore she will be more stern than comforting. 
“Wipe your eyes,” she’ll say. 
“Get it together,” she’ll instruct.
“I believe in you,” she’ll reassure.
“You must believe in yourself,” she will demand.
A mother knows exactly what to say to make you feel as if you can conquer the world, no matter what comes against you, no matter how many times your work is rejected, no matter how long it takes you to accomplish your dreams.
Because Mother knows best.
Thank you, Mom, for exemplifying all that a mother is.
Thank you for believing in me and for making me feel as if I can conquer the world.
I love you. Happy Mother’s Day.