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When A Mom Becomes A Friend




It’s my mom’s birthday!!!!! Happy Birthday To You, Mom!

I recently went on a trip with my mom to San Francisco. (For a Wildewood show… that’s a whole blog unto itself!) It was fun, we had a blast. We never ran out of things to talk about.

Partly because I reverted back into kid-mode and I asked her all sorts of questions… usually all in a row, and usually things that if I really stopped to think about it, there was no way my mom would know the answer. I think we both enjoyed that, though!

I have realized lately that although I still go to my mom for advice and I still call her mom, she has become a friend. I tell her things now that I would’ve told a friend years ago, because A) I can no longer be grounded and B) I honestly like her advice and opinion on things. She’s a smart lady. I find myself moving like her, sounding like her, and becoming a different version of my mom. I’m honored, really.

san fran venue

san fran venue

My mom is patient and kind and funny and loving. I think we laughed more than we ever had together, this past week. It was yet another lesson in life- my mom is just a regular person, one who happened to have me, and chose to love me more than I deserve. She has always showed me a Christ-like love.

So here’s to you mom!!! I love you so much.

she's so cute!

she’s so cute!

(We celebrated her birthday last night. FUN!)




Author: Melinda Haas

Melinda is a writer, blogger, artist and teacher. She lives in Wisconsin with her family.

3 thoughts on “When A Mom Becomes A Friend

  1. Your mom is a beautiful lady who gave birth to a beautiful bunch of girls! So lovely. I love how you wrote about a daughter’s changing relationship with her mom. It is so true, and I can relate! What a special relationship, and what a special family.

  2. This is exactly how I feel about my mother. Well said.

  3. I love and admire your Mom so much!

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