Happy Mother’s Day to all of you mothers! We do extraordinary jobs – and sometimes, yes, ordinary (as I categorize things like laundry and vacuuming as pretty darn ordinary) – making little people and forming them into functional and fun human beings. It’s simultaneously entertaining, enriching, and exhausting, isn’t it?
Some beautiful words have been written this weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day.
Yumna at The Institution of Parenthood writes Mother’s Day Special: Supermarket Flowers … these words are so excellent: “And I realize that I was her first introduction to the feel of human skin. Her first idea of tenderness, of warmth, of sustenance. Her first inkling of kindness and of sacrifice. Her first introduction to love.” WOW.
A South African dad (great writing!) at Ah Dad … writes Wife is the greatest Mother in the World (or How I score browning points.)
Sheila at The Humor Columnist Blog writes To Mom
Enjoy the above words and below from my adorable, lovable Toddler this evening:
Toddler: “I love daddy the most.”
Me [a bit aghast]: “On Mother’s Day?”
Toddler: “Yeah, I love daddy the most on Mother’s Day!”
Well, at least she gave me a handmade gift and big hugs earlier!