My mom and I have an awesome relationship now. However, it has not always been that way. I chose to live with my dad during my high school years. My mom had recently moved in with her now husband and it was just not working for me. So, I left. Never once did she treat me any differently or throw it into my face when things were not going well with my dad.
She has loved me and my 2 biological brothers, 2 step brothers, and step sister all unconditionally. She still hugs us and gives us a kiss before bed and I am 32! She makes us all feel special and that we are a valuable part of the family.
She is not the kind of mother that puts her nose where it doesn't belong. She waits for us to volunteer any information and she asks the appropriate questions and no more. Granted, I don't give her much of an opportunity to HAVE to ask...lol. I volunteer almost everything!
I love watching my mom be a wonderful grandma to my nieces and nephews. I just see what my future babies have to look forward to.
I love you Mommy!