This week our online poll question is, your favorite thing about your mom. Penny helped me come up with some of the things we thought people admired most about their moms.
Her cooking, her sense of humor, how she takes care of others before her own needs, her sound advice, her compassion and sensitivity, and she is the mediator in the battles. Those were the six qualities we came up with. You can go to www.sleepyeyenews.com and vote your favorite.
Mom, you all those qualities. You are an excellent cook. You are extremely compassionate and sensitive. Sometimes you can even have a pretty good sense of humor. (My favorite joke is the bank one.) But I would have to say the quality you have always displayed is the one where you always put our needs before your own. Not just us kids and Dad, but everyone you know.
You are amazingly strong when you need to be and yet at the same time extremely vulnerable. Metaphorically, you are the timid mouse and the momma lion all rolled into one. Qualities I hope I have gained by your example.
One of the most difficult things as a mother to watch is your child make a mistake. But that is part of their life and what makes them into the person they eventually become. Mom, you watched us make numerous mistakes and all the while you just loved us through tears and triumphs. You have helped to mold your four children into some pretty amazing adults.
I remember my daughter Jessica calling one day, out of the blue she just says, “Mom, you were right... I guess you have known more than I thought all along...” I think she was about 23 at the time.
Two of my daughters are now moms too. They each have a son and a daughter. Both sets of children are as different as night and day and yet hold some of the very characteristics we love most about their moms.
I guess looking at them is a reflection of what they see when they watch their mom in everyday life.
Martina McBride has a beautiful song titled In My Daughter’s Eyes. The lyrics are about how she sees herself reflected in her daughter’s eyes. From the time her daughter was just a tot holding her hand, to the time she is walking down the isle to someone she loves and eventually has a family of her own. The last line of the song is; “... and when I’m gone I hope you see how happy she made me... for I’ll be there... in my daughter’s eyes.”
Happy Mother’s Day Mom, Jessica and Dina, some of the most amazing moms in my life.
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