My mom wasn't the most encouraging either when I first BC'd, she criticized and made snide comments about my hair, but that's when I turned to curltalk to vent and then eventually confronted her about how what she's saying hurts my feelings.
Most women in the generation before us (our mothers) have the idea that straight (permed) is the only way for our hair to look presentable when it's not the case. Just stick with your decision, you'll be grateful in the end.
last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated