If I’m doing the math right – my mom was about 20 or 21 on her first mother’s day. On my first mother’s day I had just turned 19. I wonder if she felt the same way I did on my first mother’s day. I was looking at my little boy who wasn’t even two months old yet wondering – how am I going to do this?
I heard on the radio Friday morning the salary that a stay at home mom should receive if she was paid for being a mother. It was around $61,000 a year. Seriously? Let’s see: baker, cook, cleaning crew, food machine, chauffeur, organizer; I think there is just too much to list. I would have thought it would be AT LEAST $75,000 but I guess I was wrong.
Mom’s do a lot and sometimes we do the wrong thing. When we do – I think it’s harder for us to say that we did it wrong for fear of judgment from other moms. You know what though – we all make mistakes, we are not perfect. I have the mom that God wanted me to have and I’m glad He picked her. We’ve had our ups and downs but in the end it’s all worked out. I’m a stronger person because of it. I am sure she had ups and downs with her mom too – we all do. What we have to remember is that they always want what’s best for us even if we thought (or think) that it’s the worst thing ever.
I know Seth gets mad when I tell him he can’t do something or go somewhere just like I got mad at my mom if she said something like that. My mom did what she thought I needed, what she thought was best for me always. I believe that. I’m glad I don’t have make up on….
We only get one mom – Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate her and the job she has done. I may not buy my mom fancy jewelry or one of those sappy cards (cause I’ll cry – duh) but I know that she knows I love her no matter what it is I get her.