My mom and I have always been close. At times, maybe a little too close. I can remember sitting in her bathroom during my early high school years, talking about life and love and heartbreak. More than once, we found ourselves in conversations so honest that you could tell she had forgotten she was speaking to her child, not another adult. That’s our dynamic: nothing is off the table. Nothing is out of our reach, because I’m both.
She is my best friend. I am her daughter.
I am her go-to gym partner, her favorite lunch date (sorry, dad), her best early morning coffee conversation and the only person she wants to stare into a computer at 1 a.m. and discuss what bracelets to re-order.
My mom is, and always has been, my greatest support system. She showed me how to be strong. She sat with me when I stress cried over my course-load and celebrated with me when I landed internships or received promotions. She talked me down when planning philanthropy events became overwhelming, and was there to save the day when my shoes broke during the dress rehearsal.
With her help, I became the kind of strong, leading woman who truly believes she can do anything.
After walking across the stage on graduation day, some of my first words to her were “we did it.” We’re a team. We always have been, and that’s why I’m so excited to see where the future and this brand takes us.
This mother’s day, don’t forget to show some love for the other half of your team.
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