You say today isn’t Mother’s Day? I know that! But I think that every day should be an honor to your mother, and you should try to remember all the things she taught you, and overlook the things that are age-telling.
So she doesn’t move as fast as she used to, but she still gets the job done. She doesn’t remember everything with the clarity that she did in your youth. Still, she remembers many things you choose to forget, like when you put the cat in the dryer because he was wet! Or the time you were pissed at her and packed your things in a box and ran away.
She clapped the loudest at your class play when you played a flower and screamed the loudest when you smacked the ball into the outfield the first time. She sewed your Halloween costume into the night and was up the next morning with pancakes ready for you and your friends.
Maybe wanting you to have everything she didn’t have was not the best thing she did, but it must be up there in the top 10 things that earned her a pat on the back.
Packages in pretty paper with flowers and the glittery ribbon isn’t what her heart desires; it’s the hugs and the heartfelt thank you’s. Sitting holding her hand and listening to the stories over and over again will make her happy. Didn’t she listen to your stories? Over and over?
My mother had a stroke that put her in the Nursing Home, with only three words in her vocabulary; what they were, isn’t important. I called her every month and talked for several minutes, pre-cell phone. You had to pay every minute for those calls. I could hear the happiness in her voice. And the plus; I could tell her all my problems, and she just said, “ayah!”
I am the luckiest mother in the world because I have all that love and caring from our kids. It is hard accepting that I earned it, but it is wonderful.
There may come a time when she won’t be able to listen or talk to you, so make the most of the time you have with your biggest fan! The one person in the world that will love you, no matter what you do or what heights in business you achieve.