I know it’s been awhile since I posted a blog. Mothers’ Day has kept me very busy. I took Monday and today off. Monday to recover and today was my grandson’s 3rd birthday. He’s just the sweetest little guy in the whole wide world. Mothers’ Day… a very special day. Mothers are very special people. Not only have they spent nine months growing a new human being, going through all the physical and emotional difficulties this entails, but they have spent many many years giving their hearts to these new little people. Most mothers care very deeply for their little people, agonize over all the pitfalls inherent in this career, and hope desprately that their actions will only help these little ones grow into healthy, happy adults.
It’s a tremendous responsibility. There is very little training available. Most mothers proceed on a guess and by golly agenda and keep their fingers crossed that all turns out well. Yes, there are many children who are damaged, but there are many many children who turn out to be happy, well adjusted adults.
We spend a lot of time and money and thought promoting the work our military does, thanking the men and women who have chosen this path. But it’s the moms and dads who have raised these people who deserve a lot more kudos than we ever mention. We should be so thankful for our parents and all they’ve done for us day in and day out and all through the long nights. Until you have children of your own you can’t realize what a very hard job it is.
When a parent passes away you suddenly begin to remember all they did for you, but it’s too late to say “thank you”. So think about your parents every day and let them know how you feel. Even if it’s only a hug in passing. Or a quick e-mail to let them know you haven’t forgotten them. Or a neat card you send to them. Or a call. Or a flower you picked on your way home from school. For you mom. I love you. Thank you Mom for being you.
And don’t forget Dad! He deserves recognition too! There are some really good people out there! Tell them so. Have a good day. Pipper