Happy Mother’s Day
Today, I celebrate my third Mother’s Day. I’m still sort of new to this ;). I’m no Supermom, but I’d like to be.
Luckily, I have a phenomenal model for this role. I was given everything I needed to become one of the great ones. (Ok, except for maybe laundry and dishwashing skills…my mother spoiled us beyond belief!) My mother is a shining example of how to be a parent and a friend all at the same time. She took extremely good care of us while working a full-time job, but made it seem like she wasn’t ever really working. How did she do that?! How did she get up each morning & put a decent breakfast on the table, pack our lunches for school, work a full day, finish 6 loads of laundry, take my siblings to swim meets, shop for groceries, come home to make a fresh, healthy meal for dinner, run me to dance lessons, clean the kitchen, help with homework, walk the dog…you get the idea! All this with enough love to give a family of 6 and then some, with never a complaint in sight. These days she can be seen spending her days with her grandchildren, giving them just as much love as she did us. She is the epitome of maternal instincts. Somehow she manages to know exactly what to do in any situation without giving a second thought. For those of you that don’t know her, she has hands that are purely magic. They fix whatever she touches, like healing divination. Ever-so-humble, she doesn’t even realize.
My hope today is that I can be just 50% of what she is. If I can achieve that, I will be a great mother. Thank you, Mom, for showing us what a Mother should be. You are and will always be simply the best!