I started a Word Wall today for people to post one word that describes their mom, and I chose “Warrior” for my mom.
My mom’s life was not always what she wanted it to be. In fact, at times, I think it sucked. But, I never heard my mom say a single bad word about anybody or anything. She never complained, never griped or moaned. Never became bitter. My mom also stuck to her guns on things she believed in, mostly in Jesus. She dug in quietly, silently, steadfastly. She was so stubborn sometimes it drove me nuts. I hated it when she was right, and she always was.
I could go into how my mom died a God-awful death from Alzheimer’s, but I’m not going to go there. At least not today. I just want to say that my mom was, indeed, a Warrior. And to quote Pat Benatar (not scriptural, I know), I hope she’s up in heaven singing “I am a Warrior and Victory is mine”.
Rock on, mom.