I know that Mother’s Day has already passed, but I feel that moms are so special that they shouldn’t have just one day devoted to them, but instead we should recognize their significance all the time. Really, that goes for everyone, not just moms. If people took more time to compliment and exemplify the strengths of others, think about how much more pleasant life would be.
Everyone who is fortunate enough to have a mother knows the many great traits that most of them display; loving, caring, compassionate, unselfish, patient, and the list goes on. My mom has many of those qualities, but to me, she’s more than a mother.
My mom has an unconditional type love, even when I don’t deserve it. A love that shows through in the best and worst of times. My mom loves me, even when it’s hard to. My mom loves me, loves me more, and loves me most, but even more so, she loved me first. Even when I was just a thought in the young married couple’s minds of my dad and her. I was loved, and still am, and always will be. Wow.
My mom has the ability to fix just about everything. Scraped knees, hurt feelings, a broken heart, or the very best home-cooked meal you could imagine, she can fix it.
My mom has been there to encourage me when I didn’t think I could possibly stand anymore. She’s pushed me to be a better person and to infect others around me with the same attitude and positivity. She’s been my cheerleader on the side lines of nearly every extra-curricular activity I’ve participated in. My mom would take a bullet for me and my siblings, jump off a cliff, or travel to the ends of the earth for us.
Just like she’s encouraged me, she’s also been there when I needed humbled. She’s been there to set me straight when I was out of line. She’s exposed me to life lessons that only a mother can teach. My mom has held my hand when it needed holding, and pushed me when I wouldn’t let go.
My mom has shown me the meaning of strength, dignity, integrity, and faith in a multitude of ways, but more so in her own actions. She’s shown me what it takes to be tolerant, forgiving, passionate, hard-working, humble, and empathetic toward others.
I could go on for days and days about my mom and the great attributes she possesses, but in all honesty, my mom is more than a mom in every way; a cheerleader, a caregiver, a role model, a cook, a comedian, a shrink, a mediator, a defender, a friend….
As I stopped to think about all the things my mom has done for my siblings and I, I sit in a state of awe, but not a sense of surprise. I experience awe because of the fact that it’s pretty astonishing that one person can have so much impact and be so special. I’m not surprised because my mom was shown all of those things by her own mother. I hope when God gives me children of my own, I possess even half the qualities that my grandma and mother have passed on and shown me.