For all you do, this day is for you!... HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY.
I know this is not the case for everyone, but I was blessed with a loving mom who taught me well, and raised me to love Jesus.
I then married my beautiful wife Mary who was/is the mom of our three kids (all grown up now) with love and faith .. and this all led to us to having 5 wonderful grandkids that make my life full.
And.. for all you other good moms out there know you are loved and appreciated.
Being a mom includes that 'beautiful moment that a mom-to-be first felt life in her womb, or were overcome with joy and.. morning sickness, followed by showing a baby bump, and next those days 'this bump' feels like 4 sumo wrestlers riding in a Volkswagen bug on a 9 month trip across the country with no air conditioning on a bumpy road with stop and go traffic.
Finally the little bundle of joy is born, and moms all discover you are working for that bundle. When your baby is hungry, wet, poopy, tired, or bored.. this precious child has your attention on speed dial.
Oh you cannot wait until your child can walk, and entertain themselves a little as you ponder how to re-claim a few moments for yourself, but this you will learn oh silly girl is just an illusion.
Doing dishes, cleaning the kitchen floor, and even taking a bath is no longer an act you are allowed to do by yourself, because your children know you would want them there.
This is all because how much they love you.
Next on to those years of schooling where you tag team raising your children with the educational institution of your choice.
This is a 12+ year process getting them from grade K through High School (note: Beware the teen years!) and beyond as you still are mom preparing them for that big old scary world out there with the hopes of someday in the back of your mind they will married and deliver to you.. grandchildren.
This is a good time to stop to ponder I just spent my whole life waiting for .. grandchildren? REALLY?
Okay, I embellish of course as this is a beautiful journey filled with joy and yes some pain. It may not be what you signed up for, but being a mom is more than you could ask for.
So no matter if you are a mom, or where you are on this journey know being a mother is a true high honor, and a most significant role in this life. You are so appreciated, and loved.
Jeff (momma's boy) Laron
The mutterings on life and faith by cartoonist Jeff Larson