Today, as is tradition, the kids sang a few songs to the moms at church. One of the songs was one I hadn’t heard before called “That’s my Mother”. Many of the lyrics describe mothers based on the everyday tasks they might traditionally perform.
And while my girls were adorably cute singing it, a big part of me was hoping that as they get older, they continue to appreciate the tasks I do on their behalf (and take up a huge part of my day) while also realizing that cleaning & chauffering does not define who I am as their mother and it does not need to define them when they become mothers.
So that’s when I had to call my mom. She is an amazing woman who has lived her life unselfishly, sharing her talents with her family and beyond. She has continually shown compassion and caring for many children, not just her own and not just of the human variety. She is a woman who loves the Lord and tries to live each day a little better than the day before.
picture taken May 2007, when I got to spend Mother’s Day with just my mom and one of my sisters as we helped my mom fulfill a lifelong dream of traveling to Hawaii.