This tribute to moms was first written in 2014. The enthusiastic response to this story made it a favorite, often featured in May. This year, the ode to motherly magic is more relevant and deserved than ever. Kudos to the biological moms, the grandmothers acting as moms and all the women accepting maternal duties and privileges, for whatever reason. This tribute is for you.
Moms and the Calamity- #287
This show is for the mothers whose priceless art collections are hanging on their refrigerator doors . . . and for all the mom who froze their buns on metal bleachers at football or soccer games so they could SHARE that magic moment with their kids.
This is for the mothers who yell at their kids in the grocery store, and for those who count to ten instead. It’s for the moms who go hungry, so their children can eat. For those who read “Goodnight, Moon” twice a night for a year . . . and then read it again, “Just one more time.”
This is for all the mothers who taught their children to tie their shoelaces before they started school . . . . and for all the mothers who opted for Velcro instead. This show celebrates the moms who teach their sons to cook and their daughters to sink a jump shot. This for the mothers who gave birth to babies they’ll never see . . . .and the mothers who took those babies and gave them homes.
This is for every mother whose head turns automatically when a little voice calls “Mom” in a crowd, even though they know their own kids are at home …. or away at college . . . . or have their own families.
Mom is the one who provides a soft landing – no matter how old her children are. Thank goodness moms come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Thank goodness moms are there.
By now, moms are tired. They have comforted, encouraged, entertained and sympathized with disappointment for weeks now. Your efforts are helping every family member to make it through, Mom. It may not seem appreciated now, but in the future, when they look back at this time, they will remember your courage, determination and resilience. Even when things get tense, you manage to regroup and endure. You are awesome.