There are a few things that scare the shit out of me in this world and becoming a mother is one. Being a mother is a wonderful magically gift, no doubt. I can’t say I know from personal experience but I can tell. I can see it in the eyes of mothers when they look at their child. If you’ve ever been in the presence of a baby and its mother then youve had a brief glimpse into knowing what unconditional love is. To be a mom has to be one of the hardest jobs on this planet, except maybe Alaskan King Crabbing. Have you ever seen Deadliest Catch? That shit looks down right miserable. This weekend is Mother’s day, obviously. I would like for everyone to take a second, minute, or hour, and extend a call, hand, or hug to their mother. Whether you’re on good terms, bad terms, or non speaking terms, she will forever be your mother.
So here’s to you, mom’s of the world, thank you for holding our hand through life. Thank you for always being a constant friend. Thank you for continuing to want more for us and from us. Thank you for letting us know second best is still the best. Thank you for allowing us to grow without letting us stray too far. Thank you for knowing what to say and when to say it. Thank you for putting us first. Thank you for punishing us. Thank you for teaching us what’s right and wrong. Thank you for sticking through the tears, screams, pee, pooh, burp up, throw up, chicken pox, pink eye, lice, and everything else that comes with being a mother. Thank you for being you. Without you this world would be a helluva of scary place.
To my mom, I wouldn’t be who I am today without your compassion, friendship, humor, and support. Thank you for dealing with my tantrums, even when I ripped the wallpaper off the walls. Thank you for never questioning my form of entertainment, despite having garbage cans on my head. Thank you for making me feel normal after I got sent home from school for smelling like a skunk. Thank you for every swing set, sand pit, and swimming pool you provided. Thank you for working so hard to give me everything I had and have. The Christmas’, the Birthdays’, the Easters’, and all the days in between that you always make so special for me. Thank you for making some life’s hardest moments the easiest to deal with. Thank you for the years, the memories, and the love, but mostly thank you for being my mother. That’s no easy feat. I can only hope that one day I can be half the mother you are. I love you.
Ew that got mushy fast ;)