For those of you that are new readers, traditionally I start off with a song of my choosing then spin the iPod shuffle and see what's in my music mix. Given that this is the YOFWM, I will pick a song in her honor to start the shuffle off... and, who knows, I may just continue picking songs from my music list that remind me of her to continue... so let's begin:
I don't know why this song always reminded me of my mom, but it's a song about support and love and lifting someone up when they are feeling so down. So many times in my life, my mother did this for me. Through the struggles of getting into medical school, going through medical school, internship, residency, my many moves and trials; she was always there, supportive.
I can't remember a time when she would say, "Well, maybe you can't do this and should think about doing something else." It was always, "You can do this. Pray to God for support. I'll pray for you, and you will get through this." And, I did. I achieved all the goals I set out for myself because I knew, no matter what, that she was there. The song is "You Needed Me," but in reality, I needed her moreso than I ever could have imagined. And, I still do.
Here's my original post from 2014... and the sentiments are still the same. Hug your mom today. Or send a prayer for our Mommas in Heaven.