I remember the days when I was young and eagerly anticipated the day when I could say that I didn't need my mom.
As a grown-up (kinda!), I've stopped anticipating that day and now instead cherish the fact that I still have moments that I need my mom and still have her around to ask her a question about a recipe that she always got right and I was still working on making edible, what good grocery sales are currently going on at Safeway or Lucky's, or even to receive her once-in-a-while-but-more-like-everyday voicemails on the benefits of drinking enough water, eating vegetables and oh, have I talked to my sisters lately/tell them to call their mother.
Moms are funny - especially my mom. With all the ups and downs, I'm thankful for all that she's taught me and still continues to teach me. And the occasional eat your veggies/call your mother/where are your sisters voicemails? Well, let's just say that I can't wait to pass some things on to my kids one day. =)