Mom continues to be such an objectively amazing person, and words probably can’t even describe the multitudinous ways she’s been an amazing mom. But I guess it’s worth a try.
Mom has an unending amount of love for all of her kids, and that has never been more evident than this last year. Living almost 1000 miles away really makes me appreciate the time we get to spend together in person now. I feel like every hike, lunch, long conversation, and snowboard run with Mom is now twice as special! Thankfully, we’ve always been a family that packs in as much action and adventure as we can to any time frame we’re given, and there has definitely been no shortage of fun times every time we get to hang out!
Just off the top of my head, so many things come to mind when I think of the ways Mom loves me, Isaac, and Jadyn.
She’s been the best educator I’ve had. She’s planned out some absolutely mind-blowing adventures for us when we were traveling around the country. She’s cheered us on at countless snowboard competitions in freezing temperatures. Last year, she literally flew across an ocean with a day’s notice for Isaac. Eternally thankful is a massive understatement for how I feel when I look back at everything she’s done for us!
Okay, so Mom checks all the standard “Loving Mom” boxes, and then some. That’s cool. But what makes her a really unique mom? Well, it would take a while to write it all out, but here’s a couple reasons:
I have yet to meet another person who, like Mom, spends every day surrounded by mountains but still appreciates their beauty as if it were the first time seeing them. Having gone on many hikes with her, I can hardly recall a boring time on the trail. Every hike is appreciated by Mom, and I really admire that.
As of this year, Mom is also my business partner at Breckenridge Marketing! Her eye for design and ability to connect with new prospects and friends have paved the way for a great marketing business! I truly enjoy working with Mom on projects in web design, graphic design, content creation, and more, and our collaborative efforts on a couple recent projects have not only increased my skills in marketing, but allowed us to connect even more through a shared entrepreneurial journey!
Last time I was up in Breck, I had teed up a couple in-person meetings with new potential clients through my cold email campaign I’d been working on, and was able to meet with them in town for some great discussions about how we could help them increase their customer base. It was so great to be able to tag-team business conversations with someone like Mom, and I can confidently say this makes her a pretty unique mom.
One final thing that I have to mention here that I enjoy about Mom is the amazing conversations we have. I really feel like I can talk to Mom about literally anything, and I don’t think that can be said for a lot of sons and their moms. If I had to pick someone to talk to about future aspirations, business strategy, political debate, or just my life in general, she would definitely be in the top two (I realize as I’m writing this that I have those same conversations with Dad too. Guess you’ll have to settle for a first-place tie, Mom).
Those are just a handful of things that I love and admire about Mom. As I mentioned before, words can’t even describe all the ways she is an amazing Mom. But hopefully, that was an acceptable attempt at capturing the gratitude I have for having her in my life! Happy Mother’s Day 2023, Mom!