Marvelous mom always here
Over the top awesome
Talks to me when I am sad
Hears everything I say
Everything she does is great
Raining with kindness
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Today is Mothers Day… I got breakfast in bed, a plethora of homemade gifts & cards & flowers adorn our home. The “Mother” defined at top of this page by my 8 year old was one of the many cards filled with heartfelt words that brought me to tears.
She had me at “always here.”
It erased for a minute the countless times I have heard, “You always work,” “You are going out again?” “You pick me up…” The countless times my Jewish guilt has taken over.
“Hears everything I say.” These are the words that opened the floodgates. I have been working so hard on listening to my kids, my husband, et al… it feels so good that she noticed.
I want to brand these words on my brain. I want to make a million copies and hand it to my girls when they are telling me, “I am the meanest mommy ever…”They asked me so many times today, “when is children’s day?”
My answer always the same, “Everyday!”
My daughter said, “Every day is Mothers Day!”
So true, once a mother, always a mother… 365 days a year… all day, every day and I do feel truly blessed to be a mom to these three amazing beings. I say it often, it’s the hardest thing I have ever done and at times I question my sanity. However, it is always the challenges that bring the greatest rewards.
Even today, on this holy day… I found myself bribing and bargaining and using “Mothers Day” to my advantage. If I had a dollar for every time I said, “remember it’s Mothers Day…” at the sign of discord, a raised voice, to get something I wanted, I would be rich! Wish I had a phrase that worked so well everyday… and trust me I have tried many.
When I woke up at 6:45 am to three little girls bearing gifts and coffee and my words escaped before I could stop them, “let me sleep in…” I quickly gathered my senses and the words of Alice Walker came to me as my eyes finally opened and I saw my girls’ faces.
“Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.” – Alice Walker
Originally posted at Kimberly Muller Words…