Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

    I was the first child that my mother carried. I guess I should say that I was one of two. My mom carried two of us in her womb for months before miscarrying my twin sister when she (my mom) was 17 years old. Because another baby can't live in the environment that was made at the passing of another, I was born shortly after. On April, 8th 1987, my mom became a mother.
    I don't know how she celebrated that first Mother's day in May because I was just a baby, but I bet it was probably pretty distressing. I've never asked her how it was and maybe I should. As a premie, I know that I spent a lot of time in the hospital with wires and tubes all over me. I don't know if I was sent home with her before she first celebrated that day. I hope that it was special in some way.
    Growing up, I don't know if my sisters and I really celebrated my mom. I know that we would make things for her at school or at church, but I don't remember what happened on those Sunday's. I think that I might have given my grandma some of those Mother's day trinkets, not fully understanding what the day was for. I think that I might have just taken her for granted.
    After grade school, the school didn't really help us do things for our mothers because we were old enough to do things on our own. Did I do anything? I don't know.
    My mom has always been an awesome mom. She has been through so much and she has taught me what it's like to be hard working and what it's like to be a good mom. I'm sorry mom if I haven't always acknowledged you. You are so important anyways. If I ever miss a Mother's day again, I hope that you don't take offense. You know that our family hasn't always been fancy about celebrating things. I hope that you know that I love you anyways! When you're old and gray, I won't put you in a crappy nursing home. You can live in our back yard in the shed- just kidding!
    I love you mom and I hope that you know it!

    Tell me about your mom! How do you celebrate Mother's day? Tell your moms that you love them today! (We should tell them that every time we talk to them) Without moms, we wouldn't be here!

2 comments:

  1. Great story.You speak from the heart.This is the 1st Mothers Day I spent without my mom.She died April 8 just a few weeks before we were planing on coming back to see her for the summer.

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    1. I am so sorry for your loss! I couldn't even begin to imagine what this Mother's day must feel for you. I hope that you were able to find peace in it and enjoy old memories of her.

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