6 REASONS TO CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY
M in Mother is for... Meals
Whether your mom was a culinary whiz that could make a masterpiece out of mayonnaise and eggs or one that thought mayonnaise on eggs was a mouthwatering lunch, we have to salute her attempts. Making meals each day for a family is not an easy task, especially if Mom is a working mom that spends all day "earning the bacon" only to come home to picky kids that refuse to eat it. Aprons off to you, Mom and all those meals you made out of love and even the ones you heated up in the microwave.
O in Mother is for... Ointments
When you become a mother your bathroom cabinets and drawers contain less beauty products (who has time, unless is Aveda) it is replaced with assorted ointments and elixirs. Here's to mom's ointments, even if it is just an antibiotic cream and aspirin.
T in Mother is for... Teaching
Moms are the greatest teachers in the world. We learn from her a brand of skills that only a mom can provide. She teaches us how to walk, then run in a world that only wants to knock us down. She teaches us the art of negotiation (I never did like sharing) how to stand on our own for the first time (kindergarten was scary) and how to face bad circumstances with boldness and determination. Thanks mom for the courage to flourish!
Mom hears all!
H in Mother is for... Hearing
Moms have supersonic hearing. They can determine the difference between a cry of annoyance or one of pain. Her hearing can pick up the smallest rattle of a cookie jar lid or the slowest creek of a door being snuck through late at night. Her ears are in tune to the giggles of first love and to detect the hushed cry of a broken heart. Moms hear what we say and what we don't.
E in Mother is for... Eternal
The moment a baby is placed in a mother's arms, picked up at the airport or from another loving mother's arms, she is eternally in love. It doesn't matter what we look like, or smell like, a mother's love holds fast. A mother's love is boundless and eternal.
R in Mother is for... Right
As teenagers we always think our moms are so out-of-tune to life. We think their "ancient" brand of wisdom is ridiculous and that we ourselves know it all. However, after we chase after our own understanding, we usually come back to realize that Mom was right (whether we admit it to her or not). She was right about the latest look not being quite right for us (blue hair did not suit my skintone), she was right about needing to study hard, even though we wanted to spend the extra time with friends and she was right about the "bad boy" breaking our heart. Thank you to all your rightness, mom, and for still being there, without the I-told-you-so's, once we figured it out.
Let's celebrate our moms this Mother's Day. Let's appreciate her for all she's done and all she has seen us through. It's only one day even though she deserves this and so much more.If you've lost your mom, like so many of us have...Love on someone else's mom!
Happy Mother's Day, Moms and ALL women!