This Sunday is Mother’s Day, but I’ll bet you knew that. I am a mother and I can say this for sure – it’s a really hard job.
When your children are young, it’s all about them, and there’s no time for yourself. When they grow up, there are still more worries and concerns about their lives.
So when you find out that you’re going to have a baby, you never realize that you will always have the job of mother. She never stops worrying about her children, even when they are all grown up and have children of their own.
Recently, I’ve come across some wonderful statements about moms, some poignant, some really funny. I hope, if its possible, you’re going to spend this important day with your mom. If not, I hope you have great memories of your time with her.
Being a mom runs a cycle. At six years old – Mommy I love you; at 10 years – Mom, whatever; at 16 – my mom is so annoying; at 18 – I want to leave this house; at 25 – Mom, you were right; at 30 – I want to go to mom’s house; at 50 – I don’t want to lose my mom; at 70 – I would give up everything for my mom to be here with me.
I wish my mom were alive because I’d like to talk to her.
On Mother’s Day, as Maxine said, “Today, we honor cooks, nurses, chauffeurs, counselors, teachers, maids and referees. In other words we honor our moms.”
Moms get their kids through scraped knees, runny noses, broken hearts, late nights, date nights, you were right, tears, first cars and inevitable scars. That’s why you should remember, if a mother asks you a question, it’s better to tell her the truth because, just like a good attorney, chances are she already knows the answer.
“Your mom is the whisper of leaves as you walk down the street. She’s the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you picked … the fragrance of life itself. She’s the cool hand on your brow when you’re not feeling well. She’s your breath in the air on a cold winter day. She’s the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep and the colors of a rainbow. She is Christmas morning. She’s the place you come from and your first home, and she’s the map you follow with every step you take. She’s your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy, but nothing on earth can separate you … not time, not space, not even death.
Most mothers eventually become grandmothers. Thus, this is important – “If Mom says no, ask Grandma. If Grandma says no … whom are we kidding? Grandma never says no.”
So all that said, if at first you don’t succeed, try doing it the way your mom told you in the first place! Happy Mother’s Day to those hard working women!
(Melanie Behrens – firstname.lastname@example.org)
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