Moms are great each in their own way. On this Mothers Day I wanted to share 3 things that make my mom a stellar one.
1.) My mom can do anything. When there is something ... anything to be done, my mom just does it. She doesn't whine or complain or wait for someone to come save her, she just rolls up her sleeves and gets to work. Having a mom teach you this everyday of life through her constant steady example is invaluable. Thank you mom.
2.) My mom is selfless. My mom isn't happy unless she is helping someone else. As a child I watched her make meals for sick friends, pack boxes for people who were moving and scrub the home of a friend that just needed a little extra help.
As a twelve year old boy, I had a paper route. Often my mom would come help me with the task of rolling and rubber banding 180 newspapers. I cherished the help at the time as it saved me from a task that I hated. But it wasn't until recently that it came into perspective how kind and selfless this was of her. Here was a tired mom of 7 rowdy and obnoxious children who went to bed at midnight and woke up at 5am taking 30 minutes of her 5am hour to help her son do something he could and should do by himself. I now appreciate the generous act many times more than I appreciated the help with my job when I was twelve. Thank you mom.
3.) My mom is kind. I am sure that my mom had people in her life that annoyed her or rubbed her the wrong way. I think we all do at one time or another. However, I never knew about them. My mom didn't gossip about people when they weren't around, she didn't make mean comments about the people she interacted with when she talked with friends. She chose to be kind. I didn't know it but she instilled in me a discomfort with rude personal attacks because they were absent from my life. I didn't see them occur or happen to overhear them as I was near her. I appreciate her teaching me the value of living a kind life. Thank you mom.
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