For all the Moms out there, I hope you are pampered and swamped with love today! We have so much to be proud of as Mothers. We are one hard working lot!
- We juggle meals, laundry, clean up, jobs, schooling (whether we homeschool or juggle the paper work and demands that come home from public schools).
- We tend to sniffles, stomach viruses, achy legs, boo-boos, broken bones mostly our children’s but sometimes our own!
- We work; we mentor; we come up with fun things for kids to do.
- We provide security and comfort to our children.
- We drive our kids to activities, museums, parks, and playgrounds.
- We do our best to be patient.
- We keep after the kids to have good manners and help our kids learn to be courteous, polite and considerate of others.
- We somehow find time to buy new sneakers when the old ones are falling apart and jeans when we look at the kids and realize they’ve somehow grown 4 inches and are now wearing floods!
- We manage to clean off the kitchen table, sweep crumbs off the floor, keep the dishes clean, and the fridge stocked.
- We keep the family calendar coordinated.
- We take the time to read and snuggle with our kids.
- We make time for doctor’s and dentist’s visits.
- We somehow manage to keep the kids hair trimmed and looking good.
- We vacuum, keep the bathrooms clean, plant gardens and mow lawns; yet find time to play board games too.
- We plan out summer vacations and camps.
- We help our kids to become responsible and contributing members of the family… through chores, helping around the house…
- We help our kids to become responsible and contributing members of society… by having them contribute in small ways through their school, church, scouts, and/or community.
- We support and encourage our friends, our friends’ children, and children’s friends.
- We cheer our kids on from the sidelines. We are loving, kind, encouraging, and supportive.
- We teach our kids so many things… and then watch proudly as our kids become independent from us.
Mothers… We are a truly amazing lot!
My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry.
Mothers are the people who love us for no good reason. And those of us who are mothers know it’s the most exquisite love of all.
Our mothers give us so many gifts. They give us the precious gift of life, of course, but they also leave treasured lessons that can guide us along our journeys even when they are no longer with us.
Missing My Mom on Mother’s Day:
I don’t have reason to talk about this very much on the blog, but my Mom died in 2001, a couple of years before LD, my oldest, was born. But I can still feel her influence and her direction on me, on my parenting style, and even with some of the things I say to the kids! My Mom was a college professor; she taught English and Women Studies. She was very active in the women’s rights movement and once met Bobby Kennedy (John F. Kennedy’s brother and the U.S. Attorney General). My Mom loved gardening (me too!), camping (me too!), and loved family history (me too!). She was one of the top professors in her field. She wound up writing a best selling book. She made me (and my sister) feel like we could accomplish anything we wanted if we worked hard enough. Anyway, I think about my Mom often, but especially around Mother’s Day. I wish I could hug her and tell her how proud I am of her, thank her for raising me and for always being so supportive! My Mom helped me become the person that I am today. I hope that my kids look back at their childhood with the same amazement that I look back on my own!
Happy Mother’s Day!
Have a wonderful day! ~Liesl