Merci, Mom

Angie Gratitude, Mother's Day 0 Comments

 

To My Mother

“…And may you happy live,

     And long us bless;

Receiving as you give

    Great happiness.”

~Christina Rossetti

 

Dear Universe,

Recently I read this quote from Oprah.  “Being a mother is the hardest job on earth. Women everywhere must declare it so.”  It was from an article about the top twenty things Oprah knows for sure.

http://www.oprah.com/spirit/The-Top-20-Things-Oprah-Knows-for-Sure

I thought it was interesting that even not being a mother, this would make her top twenty list.  But then again I’m not a mother either (yet), and I absolutely agree.

I am lucky to have an incredible mother who is supportive, generous and loving.  Somehow there is no limit to these qualities.  I tell her that I hope someday I’m even half as good as a mom as she is.  Watching her as a grandmother is even more exciting.  And of course I always remember my own grandmother who brought so much joy to my life.

I am also lucky to be surrounded by lots of women I admire and love who also happen to be unbelievable super-moms.

There’s my mom’s best friend, my “aunt,” who is one of the most selfless people I know.  There are my best friends’ mothers—who all treat me like another daughter.  There are my best friends who all juggle a million things at once while taking care of their young children with grace and kindness.  There is my sister-in-law, who is expecting twins any day now and still has so much patience for my three-year-old niece.

I feel fortunate that I get to watch all these moms in action before I become a mom myself.  They are all amazing role models to learn from and whether they realize it or not, I take it all in.  And I feel grateful that I get to be in the role of Auntie and Godmother until my time comes.  I enjoy every second of that.

Thank you for all the amazing mothers in the world.  Especially mine.  May all the fabulous moms have an equally fabulous day!

Merci à toutes les mères,

A

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