For all the moms: Thanks for being the best …

Friday, May 11, 2012

My mother dealt with some obnoxious behavior, and now that I'm a father I don't know how she did it.

She deserves some sort of medal for her service, and I never before fully understood just how hard it probably was to raise me without trying to escape the madness I created on a daily (or hourly) basis. She continues to amaze me, and is graduating from Three Rivers College next weekend. I couldn't be more proud.

It wasn't too long ago that my dear wife became a mother herself. I will never forget the look in her eyes and the smile on her face, even as she cried. The first time she saw our daughter Charlotte, her heart melted.

And I fell in love with her all over again.

She's already earned every accolade that comes with the word "mother." I know it can oftentimes be a thankless job with long nights, early mornings, a hectic schedule, and a moody and annoying husband. But she excels through every obstacle.

It's a world where bliss comes in small doses; a quiet cup of coffee, the infrequent date night, and getting a nap in without interruption. She holds our house together in a way I'd never have the strength or patience to do. She is the reason Charlotte is and will continue to be a wonderful, caring, sweet child (though I will still take credit for her sense of humor and musical skills).

Good mothers have to be loving, selfless, caring, sweet, dedicated, patient, funny, and giving. They have to be experts at everything. They are the sunlight that helps us grow. In my case, I know my mom and wife deserve at least a thank you every day for being the best mothers a child could ask for. The least I can do is celebrate them for one whole day.

So for all the mothers out there, happy Mother's Day.

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