Some friends and I were talking about the things moms do for their kids. The discussion was hilarious as we evoked memories of funny or trying or absurd experiences. We talked about the things we were willing to do, because – well, because that’s what moms do. The next time I sat down to write, those stories came pouring back; not as jokes this time, but as a celebration of what moms do and who they are.
Tribute to Moms – #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.
I hope you enjoyed today’s tribute to moms. If it hit home, go call a mom who deserves credit and give her some love.
Edited and updated May 19, 2019.