Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Motherhood Paydays

 

Update to Mother's Day...

 
I know what you are thinking..."Mother's Day was over 4 months ago."

Isn't that the joy of it all?  It is one of the holidays that keeps on giving sometimes all year long...



Lindsey one of my 18 year old daughters threw a piece of folded up paper in my lap and  said, "Hey Mom, I forgot to give you this on Mother's Day.  Happy Mother's Day Mom!" [4 months late]

Expecting to see the tender but usual.."you're the best mom ever" note we moms receive quite often...

I was quite taken back by the depth of her note. It was a much needed motherhood payday that we don't get  too often.

Dear Mom,
Thank-you for everything you've ever done for me! Thank-you for being my best friend and being so willing to listen to me talk about boys.  Thank-you for letting me make my own decisions.  That lets me know you trust me.  But most importantly, thank-you for being so strong in the church!  Thank you for teaching us in the church!  I always feel comfortable coming to talk to you about everything!! Thanks for being the best listener!! {she likes exclamation marks}  {then for the mom-moment...} I want to be a mom  exactly like you!  You are the Best Mom EVER!

Excuse my while I wipe the tears away and clear my throat...

Wow!  OK!  Well...

My most important goal in life is to be a Mother Who Knows. I am still working on it.  By having all daughters, who will hopefully be mothers themselves someday, who will shape little souls of their own...I do feel this great responsibility-- to get it right.

To be an example.... the good kind, so there will be more tender tearful moments of joy in the future.


For now, I am basking in the light, that I did OK for today.

Now if you'll excuse me,  my 7 year old daughter is throwing a temper tantrum on the carpet behind me because she wanted me to buy her fruit snacks at the store, and I forgot.