I'd like to take this opportunity to wish my mother, Kathy, a very Happy Birthday!
I have read so much on weight loss sites about women who have such adversarial and difficult relationships with their moms. It's so hard for me to understand this. As an adult, other then Marc, my mother has been my best friend. She has always been there for me and has supported me 100% in my journey to lose weight - without judgement and without unsolicited comments.
My last semester of college I needed to do an internship and my brother left home for college. My dad died my freshman year of college so when I can home it was just Mom and I living there. Marc, Mom and I used to hang out all the time. We would go to dinner and the movies together. We would hang out at the house. It might have been weird to other people but it seemed perfectly normal to me. I remember those days fondly.
Even though we live close, and talk on the phone often, we don't see each other nearly as much as I'd like. But I know that she will always be there for me and that, my friends, is priceless.
So Happy Birthday Mom! I hope you have a great day!