I think i'm very like me mother-not so much looks wise (other than us both being short @sses) but very much so personality-wise.
She is probably one of the best people I know-entertaining, supportive, level-headed, she gives the best advice-she's always ALWAYS right-even my girlfriends come to her for advice, she's fun, she's so young at heart (although she is not even that old!), I could just go on and on-so cheesey but the more I think of it the more I realise she really is like a best friend to me.
I'm glad I have picked up her unique way of thinking about things and her relaxed nature towards life. I would be a stressed, emotional wreck if I didn't. One of her favourite things to say is "it will all work out in the end", I have applied this little saying to all areas in my life and I must say it really had made making the big decisions/getting over things that went wrong a lot easier for me.
I had been quite ill for the last 9 months and I have spent the entire time at home with my mother and although we had our little ups and downs (we are spending 24 hours a day together after all!) we still get on like a house on fire and want to do loads of things together.
All my friends love her-the girls want to be adopted by her and the boys just drool at her. If I ever have kids of my own I would aspire to emulate my mother. She instilled so many good values into me over the years...
Only this week I was wandering around the house in my underwear and I had the realisation that although I haven't got the "ideal body" (and currently I'm very bloated due to all the meds) it didn't really bother me at all and it's all down to her-she never talks about weight, diets etc. so it was never an issue in my house and I am so glad it wasn't as i'm surrounded by girls who think the be all and end all of their lives is their weight! With a lot of them it was ingrained in them at home that you had to be thin to be happy/successful by their mothers who were on constant diets trying to achieve "perfection". Whereas I look at my mother (who is prob a size 18-20 and doesn't give a damn-she exercises all the time and is very healthy) who is happy as a lark, has more friends than the Dalai Lama and is happy just doing her day to day things and looking after her family and her community-I'm so proud.
Of course she has taught me many other things but that is the one that is in the forefront of my mind at the moment!
So all in all-I would love that I'm kind of turning out like my mother-she's a legend!