Have you seen that commercial that says you can get so used to a scent that you don’t smell it anymore? Have you had furniture turn shabby and you’re so used to seeing it that you don’t notice? It’s easy to take for granted something that is there all the time; maybe even someone who is there constantly, benefiting you, encouraging you, helping you. Renewing recognition of that kind of person is what this week’s story is about.
Only One Mom
The other day, a speaker talked about those things in life of which we have many, and those of which we have just one.
Many clothes . . . many restaurants . . . many TV shows . . .only one life . . . only one body . . . only one Mother.
It got me thinking about my own mother. She was certainly one of a kind. Taught me there was nothing I could not do . . . at a time when that was not the prevailing theme.
She went back into the workplace at 40 and did not find a warm welcome. All the successes she had as wife and mother did not seem to matter in the work era of the 1970s. Yet she worked her way up to become a loan officer at a bank . . .
And then became a gun-tottin’ deputy sheriff. Quite a woman, quite a role model.
If I could have only one mother, she is the one I would have chosen.
How about you? Think about your mother today. How much she gave you. How much of her is in you. Have you thanked her lately?
She made sacrifices for you. She went out of her way for you. She put herself second, and you first. She may have been the best mother in the world, or not.
For better or worse, she’s your one and only mother. Treat her special.
It’s so easy to put off the call or text or Facebook post to your mom. She knows you love her. You don’t need to keep telling her, right? Is she on your speed dial? You are on her mind, guaranteed. Go ahead. Contact her – and tell her the ILY thing, yet again.