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Friday, May 7, 2010

A Tribute to Mom

There is a reason why Mother’s Day is the 2nd most shopped for day next to Christmas.  Mother’s are very special to all of us (unless of course your mother was Joan Crawford, then you have a serious fear of wire hangers ;).  Mothers are extraordinary people.  I have watched many of my friends morph into this role and have compared many of them to Super Hero’s!  Think about what all Mother’s do, it is exhausting.  However, as I have recently discovered it is the BEST role to fill.  My Mother is an angel put here on this earth to bring joy and happiness to others.  She is my best friend.  As I look back on my life there is one person who was ALWAYS there for me, my Mom.

I stopped and thought about what all my Mom has done for me over my lifetime and some things I recall are, falling asleep in her lap in church and the way she smelt.  To this day when I smell that perfume I am taken back to those moments.  She would draw pictures and write me notes and leave them in my lunch box. My Mother baked ever single birthday cake and they were all delicious (they continue to be).  She was always there encouraging and supporting me, telling me that I did a great job at my piano recital even though I messed up many times.  When I would get scared in the middle of the night she would calm my fears.  As recent as this past week when I was sick she was the one who came over took care of my daughter and wiped my face after I threw up.  She always has time for me, just to sit and talk or let me share a problem (which is often).  She has instilled a love of God and a love of others in me. 

As I became a teenager and thought I knew everything, she told me I would understand one day.  I do.  I understand that there is no love like that between a mother and a child.  I have been blessed with an awesome Mother and am overwhelmed with all the things that she has done for me, sacrifices she made.  I wasn’t spoiled with things growing up, but I was spoiled with love. 

This woman who said you will never know how much I love you, I never did until I became a mother myself.  This being my first Mother’s Day my prayer is that I am as good as a Mother to my daughter as my Mom is to me.  There are not enough words for me to tell my Mom how I feel about her role in my life.  I can only hope that she sees it in me when I look at my daughter.  I know I wouldn’t be the person I am today had it not been for her.

To my Mother and my Daughter:  I pray for your health and safekeeping every day, because one has taught me so much and the other has so much to learn.
Happy Mother’s Day……go call your Mom!

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