As Mother's Day approaches I always reflect on my relationship with my mom and how it has shaped me into the woman I am today. She is the inspiration behind our "Super Mom" Mug.
Me and My Mom (Circa 1980 at Alabama State University)
It's a funny story that I want to share with you guys that inspired the mug that so many of you love.
I was headed to Augusta to work the Master's Tournament and my car had been giving me a great deal of trouble. I had to be there at 5 am and my plan was to drive to Augusta around 2 am. So my mom decides that since it is her spring break (she's an educator) she will trail me for the 2.5 hour drive. Of course, I'm thinking to myself "I'm grown. Why is she doing this?!" But, I knew I couldn't stop her.
The story doesn't stop here. Since it was the Master's there were no hotels available that were less than $500 a night. So in true Bianca style I told myself I would just wing it. Winging it left me without a place to stay for the 5 days I was scheduled to be there. Of course, by the time I got there my mom knew. She drove around for two hours until she found a hotel for me to stay in for $250 for 5 days. Who does that?! My mom. The Super Woman.
I remember growing up and thinking that my mom was too overprotective and overbearing which all might be true, but she is a glowing example of what a mom should be and I hope that when I become a parent I can live up to her standard.
One of the greatest things my mom taught me was "never rest on pretty" which didn't make a lot of sense to me at the time but the light bulb has recently gone off.
Being beautiful is wonderful, but being smart, positive, and fearless are the qualities I feel have served me most in my life.
What have you guys learned from your Mom's? We want to know!