My mom is awesome. She’s always been a huge support to me, from near and afar. She moved close by a little under 5 years ago, and before then, we had a long-distance relationship for about 10 years. during that time, I got married, had 2 of my 3 kids, bought a house and so on. When my mother was away, she was going through a lot of her own trauma from the divorce from my father.. I do not blame her for her lack of focus with me. She needed time to heal herself!
In light of all of that, it was easy for me to turn to the older women in my church because I saw them weekly, and sometimes more. I began serving on a ministry team with another woman, about my mother’s age and her and I really clicked. Her strength, her perseverance, her love for others is what really drew me in. She would always tell me that she was a, “mean woman,” but I never believed that for a second.
You see, this woman was never able to have children, yet has a mother’s heart. She took me in as her own and I truly look up to her. My mother knows how much this woman means to me.. and that I definitely consider her my “other” mother. I tell everyone who knows us that she’s like my second mom. my love and bond with her is very much that!
And, if she wanted to tell others I was like a daughter to her, I would be completely OK with that. I love her so much!
So, have you been seeing these cool cards while reading this post? Let me tell you a little bit about them! They’re LovePop cards, and they are so cool! I got one for my mother and one for my “other mother.” Both of them deserve to know how much they mean to me.. and even though my “other” mother has never biologically been a mother, I want her to know that she has been a mother to me when I needed someone. She and my mother both appreciate her filling in when my mother couldn’t. We both appreciate it more than she will ever know!
Do you have an “other mother” story you’d like to share? I would love to connect with you and hear your amazing other mother story. Please comment below with your story and let it be heard, or go to this link and share it with LovePop! They’d love to hear your amazing stories!