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Every day is Mother’s Day

My Mother’s Day morning, which I have been looking forward to for a long time, dissolved into a annoying mess of tantrums and tears, and then withholding of movie privileges, and then more tears, and then my own tears at how fallen apart everything had become, followed by even more tears when my daughter realized how upset I was, followed by a long silent embrace in the bathroom.

Followed by us deciding to start the day over.

And in that spirit, I have three images to share with you all:

college graduation with mom

First up, here’s me, with my mother, at my college graduation about one million years ago. I loved my mother to death (still do) but I took her constant presence for granted. She was (and still is) always there for me, especially when times are tough. And there were plenty of tough times ahead for this particular college grad, so my mom was busy. Here’s to all of our mothers, and may we help them to understand how much we really do appreciate all that they continue to do for us.

my little family copy

Second, a little picture of one of those moments that make all of the tantrums and sleepless nights and arguments worthwhile. There is no love more powerful than the one a mother feels for her kid. So here’s to all of us mothers, for all the hanging onto being our own selves while putting the needs of the little people first pretty much all the time. It is the hardest job on Earth.

Lastly, while we’re on the subject of the hardest job on Earth, here’s an illuminating video that you all should check out if you haven’t seen it already. And it’s really important to watch it all the way through, as it’s all about the punch line.

Happy Mother’s Day to all, and to all a good night’s sleep…

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  1. suzy

    wonderful post. thank you so much for sharing.