We were at a friends’ house recently while they prepped dinner. As we started to sit down, one of the kids asked, “Mom, can I get some water?” Then the other kid chimed in, “Mom, I need my fork.” Both parents were in the room, but do you notice a trend?
Moms are the “go-to” for most kids. They wash their clothes, put a good meal on the table, chauffer them around, listen intently … the circus ringmaster, if you will.
Same goes for my mom. Although she doesn’t wash my clothes anymore, she’s still my “go-to” for lots of things, especially since I’m now a mother.
And she’s the best for birthdays – hands down. Still is. She made me feel extra special when I lived at home. I’d have a special banner/sign waiting for me when I woke up, along with my favorite dessert at dinnertime (it changed over the years). Plus, I got to pick the restaurant where we all went to celebrate. (Granted, we lived in a small town, so choice were limited. Nonetheless…)
So here’s to Mom today. If you don’t get to see her today, please give her a call or say an extra prayer if she’s not with you anymore. She’ll still know. We always do.