5.08.2011

A Mother's Day Tribute

My mom with me
Easter Sunday 1985

I have been a mother for 378 days. I am just beginning this journey into motherhood, a role that will someday define me. I have so much to learn! I admire many other mothers; I watch them and talk to them and want to emulate them. But sitting at the top of my list of women I admire is my very own mother. Whenever I think of the name “mom” her face comes to mind with her short brown hair and her sweet disposition. The longer I am a mother, the more I appreciate her for all she has done and continues to do for me. Children are lifetime ventures which require more time, energy, and physical and emotional investment than I ever imagined. I stand in awe of my mother who persevered through it all. Her love for me is so evident in every thoughtful action and every kind word. I am grateful to be loved by an amazing mother and to become a mother myself, because alongside the personal sacrifice and occasional frustrations, I have experienced more moments of joy in one year than ever before in my life. I can’t wait to discover what I will feel like on day 1,000 or—or even better, day 6570! (That’s roughly the day Jed turns eighteen.)

Thank you, Mom, for helping me become the person I am today. I had a wonderful childhood and I carry many precious memories. I never doubted I was loved. I only hope to be the mom you were to me!  Whatever you did, it was more than enough and I am happy our relationship is still growing.  I love you, Mom!!!

P.S.  Looking at this, I just realized how much I am my mother!

2 comments:

  1. I love your mom too! Such a pretty picture of the two of you!

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  2. What a nice post. Motherhood is definitely something that increasingly defines you, I think. I have noticed my priorities changing, and my hobbies changing, and my habits changing the longer I've been a mom. And I've still got years to go too! That picture of you and your mom is so cute.

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