"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie"
I love this quote because it is so typical of my mom! Only a mother can exhibit such selflessness. I think it comes as a default trait with the whole "mom" package! I think celebrating mother's day on one day of the year does absolutely no justice to what they do for us on a day to day basis. I can honestly say that my relationship with my mother is one of the most significant relationships I have in my life. On this mother's day I thought I'd write about all the things I love and appreciate about my mom.
Mom, this is why I am grateful that you are my mother...
When you tell me that you are proud of me, I can see in your eyes that you really mean it
For always putting the needs of your family ahead of your own
Your warm and loving smile that can brighten up the day
That you understand even the things I don't say
For making "home" a happy place to be in
For the joy I can sense in your voice when I call you over the phone
When I call you at an odd time, you pretend to be awake to talk to me even if you have been asleep for an hour
That you go out of your way to get to know and be nice to my friends
That you would say yes without much persuasion if I asked you to sit in a roller coaster with me!
The way you fuss over me when I'm sick
The warm and affectionate hugs and kisses
The thrilled look on your face when I surprise you
That you get as excited as a little girl when you hear something that makes you happy
That you read stories to me as a child and bought me plenty of books that eventually got me so interested in reading and writing. If I am writing a blog today, it is mainly because of you
For driving me to and from school everyday and inquiring about my day on the way
For keeping a scrapbook of my childhood complete with pictures, cards and milestone records
That you never once raised a hand on me or punished me in a fit of anger, even when I deserved it
For not putting undue importance on things like coming first in class and overburdening me with school work and activities
When I ask you to do something for me, no matter how tired you are or how much you grumble, you end up doing it anyway
For wearing your heart on your sleeve
That you still call me by endearing nicknames even though I'm a grown-up now!
The girly gossip that we share
That you indulge me in the things I love like shopping, jewellery, clothes and makeup
The way you laugh uproariously at a joke that no one else finds amusing
The fierce loyalty that you have towards your family
When you prepare all my favourite dishes and worry at the same time about my weight!
For the amazing unconditional love
That you have always prayed for my success
That I can always count on you to stand by me when I feel alone
The fact that you have always respected my decisions and trusted my judgement
That my happiness means more to you than it does to me
For not taking it to heart on the few occasions where I have been rude to you
For leading by example with the loving relationship you share with your mother and mother-in-law
Your unbridled enthusiasm for everything!
With that, I would like to wish all the moms out there a very happy mother's day. Remember that it isn't easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it (sorry Dad!) :P