Monday, May 9, 2011

The Word is: MOTHER

Yesterday was Mother's Day. It was lovely. I received a phone call from my Steph, a cupcake and a card from my David, and a lovely plant from my sweetie. We then went to church, where there were talks in honor of motherhood, and all of the moms were presented with a gift of chocolate (yum). Then we came home and had chicken enchiladas that I had whipped up that morning, along with rice, corn and gracamole. Extra yum. Then I had a nice nap on the sofa. As I said, it was a lovely day!

According to Wikipedia, "a MOTHER is a woman who has conceived, given birth to, or raised a child in the role of a parent." Wiki goes on to say that "Because of the complexity and differences of a mother's social, cultural, and religious definitions and roles, it is challenging to define a mother to suit a universally accepted definition." Hmmm. Interesting.

Here's my definition: "Mother. The toughest job in the world, and also the best. It can and will, throughout its course, deliver you to the greatest heights of joy and also the deepest depths of despair. You will love it and you will hate it. You will weep tears of joy and will sob with tears of sadness. Over and over. You will embrace it and you will run away from it. But when you do run away, you will miss it terribly and will inevitably return. Motherhood never ends. The love, the tears, the worry, and the rewards are eternal. You are God's hands on earth, and motherhood will change you forever."

All in all, it's awesome to be a mom. It brings purpose to my life. Thank you Rich for being the father of my children, and thank you Stephanie and David for letting me be your mother. I love you forever!

"A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled." —Emily Dickinson

"Mother's love grows by giving." —Charles Lamb

"God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers." —Jewish Proverb