MY ROCKS

Mom & Grandma

Today is Mother’s Day in Spain, an official day to honor the women who brought us to this world; although I like to think that every day is their day. There is something very special about moms; their unwavering love and devotion make us all share one same thought. I’m sure that when we think about them, we all genuinely believe that we’ve got the best mom we could have ever asked for. They are our biggest fans, our biggest supporters, our rocks in life. They just can’t be replaced.

I’m lucky to say that I have the privilege to have more than one rock, since I’ve always considered my sweet grandma my second mother. I find it difficult to say what they mean to me in just a few sentences; because they are, plain and simple, EVERYTHING. They both were, and still are, dedicated to giving my siblings and I tools to help us live happy and fulfilling lives; and they are always there supporting our dreams and aspirations.

Living away from them is surely the most difficult thing I have to face every single day. Part of my head and heart is always there with them, wishing to live closer to be able to feel their warmth. They mean home and comfort to me, my moms are always where my home is. They are my dearest friends; when no one is listening and nothing seems right, I run to them.

My mom and grandma are love, kindness, courage, generosity, sweetness and beauty all wrapped into two tiny bodies. When people tell me that I remind them of my moms, I am honored. They are my inspiration, and I can simply not imagine a life without them.

I love them so much.

 

Hoy es el Día de la Madre en España, un día oficial para honrar a las mujeres que nos trajeron a este mundo; aunque me gusta pensar que cada día es su día. Las madres representan algo muy especial, su amor inquebrantable y devoción hace que todos compartamos un mismo pensamiento. Y es que cuando pensamos en ellas, cada uno de nosotros creemos que son mejores de lo que nunca hubiéramos podido pedir. Ellas son nuestras mayores fans, nuestras mayores admiradoras, nuestros pilares en esta vida. Ellas son, simplemente, irremplazables.

En mi caso, tengo el privilegio de tener más de un pilar, ya que siempre he considerado a mi dulce abuela cómo mi segunda madre. Me resulta difícil explicar en pocas frases lo que significan para mi; porque ellas son, simple y llanamente, TODO. Siempre se han dedicado, y aun lo hacen, a darnos a mis hermanos y a mi herramientas que nos ayuden a vivir una vida feliz y satisfactoria; y están siempre ahí animándonos a seguir nuestros sueños y aspiraciones.

Vivir tan lejos de ellas es, sin duda, lo más difícil que tengo que enfrentar cuando me levanto todos los días. Gran parte de mi cabeza y corazón siempre está ahí con ellas, deseando vivir más cerca para ser capaz de sentir su calor y cariño.  Significan hogar y confort para mí, dónde sea que ellas estén, esa es mi casa. Son mis mejores amigas, cuando nadie me escucha y todo parece caer en picado, siempre acudo a ellas.

Mi madre y mi abuela son amor, bondad, coraje, generosidad, dulzura y belleza todo recogido en dos cuerpos diminutos.  Cuando la gente me dice que les recuerdo a ellas, me siento orgullosa. Son mi inspiración, y jamás podría imaginarme una vida sin ellas.

Las quiero tanto…

 

Serena Paredes

Mom & Grandma

Mom

“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” – Tenneva Jordan

 

feet from shore

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5 thoughts on “MY ROCKS

  1. This is such a great post…and you are a very lucky girl (and your Grandma and Mother are very lucky as well). I love the last quote you used…so true.

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