Not Always Eye To Eye.. But Always Heart To Heart

Why do mothers only get one day out of the year to be praised and recognized? A mother’s work never end. They are there for us our whole lives. They cook, clean, give us endless support, unconditional love and the list goes on.

I thankfully have a mom who not only is my mom but also my best friend. She has been there for me no matter what my entire life. She never once turned her back on me or left me for any reason.  I have no idea where I would be without my mom. If I can be half the woman she is, I will forever be grateful.

A mother is a person who loves unconditionally, helps build character, heart healer, but most of all a person who is loved and greatly admired. It takes a very special person to be a mother. Being completely devoted to another soul and completely selfless shows a lot about a mother. Most mothers wouldn’t trade anything in the world for their children. But sadly… some would.

My grandmother always set the bar really high for the women in our family. She always taught us to put our faith first, family second and ourselves third. My entire life I have tried to live this way but I also realize that it is extremely hard to put yourself last.  Putting yourself last makes you not a top priority but more towards the bottom. Who in the world would want to do that? But as I grew older I realized she taught this to get us prepared to be wonderful mothers. My grandmother had two daughters of her own and in my opinion they are two of the best mothers in the world.

Being a woman we naturally have a more loving and forgiving soul. But after all isn’t that how we are supposed to be? My mom always tried her hardest to instill the best possible morals in me, teach me to be a hard worker, but most of all chase after my dreams. Mom never told me not to do something I wanted to do (even if she knew it was a bad idea).

Many people take their mothers for granted. Many people treat their mothers with no respect. Many people make no time for their mothers. You only get one mother. No one can ever replace your mother. I am guilty of not being the best daughter. I have made multiple mistakes and hurt my mom over the years. However, every day I makes sure she knows I love her and that I am grateful for her. After getting married I had the gift of my husband’s mother who quickly became a huge part of my life. She is an incredible mother and grandmother. She always puts everyone else before herself and does it with a pure heart.

When is the last time you picked up the phone and called your mom? When is the last time you dropped by for a visit? Has it been weeks, months, or years? Don’t make the mistake that many make and wait until it is too late to let your mom know she loved and appreciated.

To all the mothers who read this. What you do as a mother does not go unnoticed. You are strong, beautiful and greatly loved. I hope each and every one of you have the best Mother’s Day.

A Mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take. – Unknown

Published by Lacie

Lacie Ross is the director for the Miss Hahira Honeybee Pageant held annually in Hahira, Georgia. Among many titles, Lacie was Miss Georgia United States 2013 and Miss Georgia South 2013 where she went on to place in the top 15 at Miss Georgia USA. She has judged, directed, and competed in multiple pageants. Lacie even appeared on TLC’s “Here comes Honey Boo Boo” as a celebrity judge. Mrs. Ross is a graduate of Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Minor in Human Resources. She also holds an Associates in Science from Georgia Military College. Lacie is very active in the community where she has held positions as a L.A.M.P homeless shelter mentor, Second Harvest of South Georgia spokesperson, team member with the Georgia Special Olympics, ambassador for People Water, committee member for the Hahira Honeybee festival, among many others. She is currently on the board of directors and choreographer for the Miss Georgia South Pageant. Lacie is happily married to her husband, Nick, who she met on an airplane coming home from Miss United States. The Rosses have three beautiful children, Atticus, Ander, and Addleigh Elaine and reside in Highland, Michigan. A quote by Audrey Hepburn is one Mrs. Ross lives by “As you grow older, you will learn you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

One thought on “Not Always Eye To Eye.. But Always Heart To Heart

  1. hope you are doing good hope great things keep happening for you have you ever been slain in the spirit

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