Mother’s Day, 2018
Happy Mother’s Day, Mommy!
This is a pretty interesting world we’re growing up in right now, isn’t it? We have the sum total of the world’s knowledge at our fingertips, accessible, literally with a swipe or two. We have the privilege of growing up having access to it every single day.
There are crises left and right that dominate the news headlines. We have science being shunned, we have special interests that pump their money to perpetuate their agendas. Good and evil evolving, waging the battle they’ve always fought, just on a different battleground.
Work schedules, therapy schedules, car repairs, mortgage payments, bad drivers, bad weather…
All of these and the list goes on. And on.
We’re just kids though, and we think about kid things. We think about alphabet letters and spelling all the words. We think about Bubble Guppies and Super Why! Our focus is on the back yard and wagon rides. We play, get stinky and pass out. There’s time in there for lunch and a little spat or two as well.
We’re kids and we do kid things. For that, Mommy, we thank you. You have created our world. You make our life happy and fun. You give us love, protection, nurturing and knowledge. You allow us to be kids, regardless of anything else.
Growing up in this world is, again, interesting. We know that you will always be there for us and we know that you will guide us through the parts that are difficult and the things that don’t make sense.
Thank you, Mommy, for being our example of what a woman, and a person should be. You are strong, brave, well-spoken, intelligent and you think for yourself. Thank you, Mommy, for having your own opinions and for expressing them. Thank you for standing up for us when we can’t stand up for ourselves.
You make us feel loved and protected every day. We are happy, Mommy, because of you. Thank you.
We know that we’re not always perfect angels. This is probably shocking for everyone else to hear, but it’s the truth. We’re learning, though, and thank you for teaching us.
Happy Mother’s Day, Mommy. Thank you for being you.
Declan & Silas
I helped with the spelling and syntax of some of this. I also wanted to chime in and say Happy Mother’s Day, my beautiful wife! You really are the number one Mom. The boys really nailed it with their message above, so I don’t have much to add.
I am so fortunate to be by your side in life. I can’t imagine a better partner, a better mother to our boys and a better person to be able to spend my time with. You are magnificent and you really do make our life what it is.