Monday, May 9, 2011

Once a Mom . . .

Always a mom.

Although some days I want to send them away to boarding school or sell them to gypsies, the best gift DrChako ever gave me was these two boys. Watching them grow has been one of the most rewarding experiences and one of the most challenging at the same time.

Mother's Day was pretty low key, but the two reasons I got to celebrate were with me, and that was all that mattered. Hugging a teenager who's almost as tall as me; kissing the top of the head of my 8 year old who's teetering on the brink of little boy and big boy.

My little guy was up with the sun- his handwritten note on the empty kitchen island. When I went back into the bedroom to take a shower this morning, he added to the pile of "gifts", including a potted petunia and a card with a flower pop-up inside and the following poem:

My mom
Wishes for me to clean up my room
Wonders how I do in school
Dreams of peace
Is good at cooking
Likes shoes
Loves Jared, my dad and I

My mom is the best mom ever.

Love, Jason

I'd be lying if I said I didn't cry.

Here's to all the mothers, past and present - may you always find a few words to tell them how much they mean. We treasure them all.

Respectfully submitted,

The Wife


KenP said...

The young man has a silver tongue. If he can keep that going with the ladies, he will be gifting earlier than his father.

Congrats for being the right mom. I had a really great one also.

lightning36 said...

Mine is still alive and kicking at 85. I am so thankful.

Sounds like you had a great day.

OhCaptain said...

Happy belated mother's day. When I saw this note the first time, it really was super cute.

Queenie Marie said...

So very touching!
Our moms are the best, they sacrifice things more than we think of. Simple gestures to show how grateful we are will surely makes them so happy.
Thanks for sharing.
God bless!