Sunday, May 8, 2011

Because of moms...

That's me--the painfully shy girl with blue glasses--and my mom, circa 1971.

Of all the things--both large and small--that moms do for us, in my mind they are the ultimate keepers of the details. They maintain the schedules, connect life's dots, and ensure that the little things aren't forgotten. 

And, like the variety of tasks they perform, they come in a variety themselves. Some 
are conventional moms like mine. Some are step-moms, adoptive moms, grand-moms, dads--who must be both dad and mom, and some are special souls who step into the role simply because it's needed. 

With that in mind, here's my short list of things we have because of 'moms'.
 
Because of moms, we have...
  1. clean sheets
  2. new school clothes
  3. Easter baskets, Halloween costumes, and Christmas stockings
  4. birthday parties
  5. notes that make it back to school signed
  6. new socks and underwear
  7. photo albums and scrapbooks
  8. hair that gets combed (and washed)
  9. that special treat that no one else makes quite like her (for me, it's my mom's cinnamon rolls...TO...DIE...FOR)
  10. the feeling that--out of all the people in the world--no one will ever love you quite like she does  
Thanks, Mom:)
And, Happy Mother's Day to all the moms everywhere!
-The Grocer's Wife