If you’re providing guidance, unconditional love, friendship, counseling, discipline, financial support, wisdom, encouragement, clean clothing, a home to live in or store a child’s stuff….Happy Mother’s Day to you.
If you’re the chauffeur, laundry maid, housekeeper, personal chef, seamstress, personal shopper, secretary, live-in Nurse Nice, Doctor Mom, sometimes rejected Fashion Police, walking Wikipedia Mommapedia, and Bank of Mom….Happy Mother’s Day to you.
The role of a Mother is never ending and all encompassing. It is it truly a role that requires Unselfish and Unconditional Love.
- For all the nights you walked the floor to put your baby to sleep,
- For all the afternoons you walked ½ a mile to the back of a school in a pair of pumps after being at work all day to watch your child compete in a sport,
- For all the nights you paced the floor waiting to hear the car with your child in it pull into the driveway,
- For those times you walked the halls of an ER holding back tears and staying positive as you waited for good news that seemed to take too long,
- For all the times you walked the floors of every department store and mall to find the perfect outfit
- For the miles that you walked or ran wearing Pink, Purple or some other color, holding a picture, wearing a macaroni bracelet, or recalling memories with your child or mother who has or is battling cancer or disease,
- For the day you have or will walk into a room as a new grandmother,
- For the day you walked onto the grassy field and got your stiletto stuck or had to climb to the top of the bleachers to watch your child’s Commencement Exercises,
- For the day you have or will walk down the isle as Mother of The Bride,
“Honey-Child your feet have got to be tired! You deserve daily foot massages and the most fabulous shoes. If anyone gives you crap about a new pair, EVER, feel free to send them to this post from a Mother who understands.
Growing up in the South, I was always taught that “it takes a village to raise a child.”
Thank you to all of the Women who made up my village after losing my Mother nearly 21 years ago. Thank you to all of the women who have made up my daughter’s village for nearly 21 years and counting.
Happy Mother’s Day and THANK YOU for being everything all the time.
P.S. If you don’t have a village, it’s never too late.