Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and like every other year I try to think of something creative to get my mom. I like to make her things, buy her something she wouldn’t buy for herself, or spend the day together which I know means a lot to her. I struggle every year though. What do you buy the woman who has given you everything? How can you put a dollar amount on the person who taught you how to be…a person? Could a crafty painted picture frame really show her that she is not only my mom but my best friend?
After much thought, I’ve decided to give her two gifts. One will be something crafty (it didn’t turn out so great but I know she’ll love it) and the other one will be a little different. I’m hoping that I can give her the gift of watching me be a good mom.
I hope that every time she sees me being extra patient with Annaliese she can say, I taught her that when she was in middle school and wasn’t so much fun to be around.
I hope that every time I surprise Annaliese with a fun activity she can say, I taught her that when I surprised her with a horseback riding trip. (I’ll never forget that day)
I hope that every time I creatively plan a way for Annaliese to have fun at home she can say, I taught her that when I made up a scavenger hunt that sent her all over the house searching for a prize (that was really something she had stashed in the pantry all along).
I hope that every time I wipe Annaliese’s tears she can say, I taught her that when I held her while she cried on the first day of each new school year (until like…8th grade?)
I hope that every time Annaliese and I do a craft project together she can say, I taught her that when I helped her sew her first pair of pajama pants (well actually sewed them for her while she napped on the couch)
I hope that every time I kiss and hug Annaliese she can say, I taught her that by hugging her every, single day.
I hope that every time Annaliese and I help someone who needs it she can say, I taught her that by always giving my time to those in need.
I hope that she can say all of these things because I truly did learn everything I know about being a mom from the best mom there is. I can credit everything I am to her as a mom and a woman. I love you Mom! Happy Mother’s Day and sorry the crafty gift is not so hot. Hope this makes up for it.