Point Of View: Thank You For Loving Me.


POV

I for one am not a mother.  I have one, I have a sister that is one and I have many women cousins, aunts and friends who are mothers and through my many years of observation I know one thing for certain.  There is no job more thankless, tiring, draining, rewarding, loving and the most beautiful that I have ever witnessed.

When I was young I did not appreciate the job my mother did to take care of me, educate me and turn me into the person I am today.  Only now do I realize what a monumental task my mother and all mothers have in this world.  I even see this same effort in my sister and cousins with their children.  From one generation to the next, being a mom is the ultimate job.

I have also seen these traits in many of the mothers, of the children I teach.  Their love and caring for their children is so that it encompasses their very being.  On more that one occasion I have witnessed mothers sacrificing their happiness for their child and yet early in my career I saw it but I never truly understood it.

I did not truly grasp this concept until I went out with a single mother.  Her thoughts, passions, her every decision was centred around the love and care of her child.  When I was with her, I too tried to help her with these tasks and I must admit I too found them personally rewarding.  Never did I expect to find such joy and self-fulfillment as I did when I focused on that young persons happiness.  I had always respected mothers but this experience changed my view of mothers from respect to adulation.

On that note I hereby wish to give every Mother I know, on behave of all children, a truly heartfelt Thank YouThank you for kissing the boo-boo and making it better. Thank you for helping me with homework or taking me to baseball practice. Thank you for showing me how to cook so I can be independent.  Thank you for listening when no one else will.  Thank you for being a shoulder to cry on when the world seems scary, confusing or it just doesn’t make any sense and I have no idea what to do. You are always there with the right things to say to make me feel better.  Thank you for thinking of me first before yourself.  Even though it meant you had to sacrifice a lot to make me happy and I may not even know what you did for me, so Thank you.

But most importantly, Thank you for loving me.

Happy Mother’s Day Mom and to all Moms.   XOXOXO

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