May 13, 2012

And Mother Of The Year Goes To …

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Yes, YOU! And me too! All of us.

Mother of the Year goes to every mother who:

  • has loved their child(ren) so much but has never questioned if the well of love would ever run out
  • has given every ounce of her energy, but still finds more to bake 25 dozen cupcakes at 11pm because no one else volunteered
  • drives to the same place multiple times a day and never complains to her children
  • wipes noses with her shirt and doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with it
  • waits until her child is inside before she starts crying that first time she drops off for school/sleepover/camp
  • says “NO“, because she loves her child
  • has full conversations through bathroom doors and doesn’t find it abnormal
  • watches her sleeping child, just because she can
  • wakes up her sleeping child so she won’t be up at 2am when that child is wide awake
  • texts her teenager “I Love You” instead of saying it in front of their child’s friends
  • says “I Love You” to their child in front of their child’s friends
  • wonder if there is something wrong with her because she loves her child so much
  • sobs uncontrollably because she doesn’t know if there’s something wrong with her because she doesn’t want to hold her baby
  • nursed for days, weeks, months, years
  • used formula by choice or begrudgingly
  • went to bed early because you knew your child was in capable hands and you were exhausted
  • danced around in excitement, much to the dismay of your children, when they made it onto the team/play/group
  • sang silly songs with your child (and when you were alone in the car)
  • watched the same Disney movie 8,432,912 times and explained it every single time
  • spent your last dollar on a treat for the kids
  • dug around in your purse for change so the kids can buy something from the machine/street vendor
  • cried when you had to go back to work
  • danced excitedly when you went back to work
  • admitted to your child you have no idea how to help them do their homework
  • learned math/science/grammar/music/etc. just so you can help your child do their homework
  • wished they could take away the pain or sadness
  • told their child to brush their teeth …. again
  • has sent their child to their room
  • ate ice cream for dinner
  • insisted on “one more bite”
  • told their child “I believe in you
  • begrudgingly shared the last bite of cookie with their child
  • told their child “just a minute” … even though that minute turned into an hour
  • stopped everything because their child needed them
  • kissed their child a million times a day
  • cried because their child had to be with their dad and you couldn’t kiss them
  • and all the million other things that makes us our child’s Best. Mom. Ever!

Mother’s Day is just one day each year. But every day we are moms despite all the other demands on our time and emotions. And every day there is a child that looks up at us and ultimately thinks we are the most amazing person in the world.

Happy Mother’s Day! Not just today, but every day.

Sara

{ 11 comments }

Kate @ Songs Kate Sang May 13, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Happy Mother’s Day dear friend.

Sara May 13, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Happy Mother’s Day to you, too, Kate!

~ Sara

Becca - Our Crazy Boys May 13, 2012 at 8:55 pm

I LOVE this. Happy Mother’s Day, Sara 🙂

Sara May 13, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Thank you, Becca. I truly appreciate your kind words. Happy Mother’s Day to you too!

~ Sara

Allison Waken May 13, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Love it! Happy Mother’s Day!

Sara May 13, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Happy Mother’s Day, Allison! Hope your day was extra special.

~ Sara

Jess May 13, 2012 at 9:01 pm

This was a post bursting with perfection. Happiest of Mother’s Day my dear friend. 🙂

Ashleigh Burroughs May 13, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Becca said I’d love this…. and she was right! What a wonderful attitude you have.
Happy Mothers’ Day!
a/b

Cass May 13, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Very sweet. Happy Mother’s Day, Sara!

Nancy May 14, 2012 at 11:53 am

Am reading this a day late…and sobbing the entire time. Thanks Sara for reminding us all that we’re ALL good moms, doing the best job we can at the hardest job in the world.

shifra May 15, 2012 at 1:03 am

Great post. Hope you had a wonderful day celebrating babygirl’s musical victory… And testament to your accomplishments. Xoxo

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