A couple days late, but today I just want to wish my beautiful mom a Happy Mother’s Day, and let you know I love you. We are a 6 hour time difference away, she is in Hawaii helping my sister who just had a baby, and I in the Dominican. Not knowing when the best time to call or reach you I thought this would do the trick until I got home to tell you myself. Mom I just want to let you know you are the perfect example of Motherhood and I am so lucky to call you mine.
My mom has 9 children and 26 grandchildren. She is amazing and takes her role as a mother to a whole new level. My mom has always been a stay at home mom, I remember growing up my dad saying the best thing I could ever do for you is give you your mother, and he is absolutely right. My mom worked around the clock for me and our family.
My mom is a nurturer and puts everything she has into taking care of other people, I am so lucky I am one of them. She always goes above and beyond. One of my favorite examples is when I would get out of the tub. My mom would iron mine and my siblings underwear and socks so we would be warm when we got out.
I loved waking up to a hot breakfast, especially french toast, while my family read scriptures. Having a brown paper lunch sack with my name on it and a hand drawn picture of a curly haired girl on it amongst 8 other sacks (one for each of my siblings). A snack was always on the table upon my arrival of coming home from school and dinner was always served when my dad got home from work.
My mom is a mother to all. One of my dear friends Jessica who runs the blog (thejpetite) recognized how good of a mom mine was and would call our house the Brady Bunch House. She would rollerblade up to my house miles up hill in the morning to eat breakfast and read scriptures at 6am with our family. We would often open the door to her sleeping on my front porch not knowing what time she had gotten there. My mom would make her a lunch sack with her name on it too. There was even a time or two I would come home from school to find my cute friend nestled in my bed. She would call my mom when she got sick from school. Jessica later became baptized into our church. (her conversion story)
I never really knew how good I had it until I went to college. This is when I did laundry, grocery shopped, and cooked for the first time. 18 years later I realized how good of a mom I had been blessed with.
Fast forward to when I gave birth to Hudson, my mom unintentionally walked in -she was told I already had the baby- and was there for the delivery. This was the first birth she had ever been part of outside of her own. I felt very close to her and loved having her there.
When I had Holland and had bells palsy my mom stayed with me while my husband traveled and totally took care of Hudson, Holland and I in the manner I was used to as a child.
I love the way she takes care of me. From the perfect way she folds laundry, irons clothes, and I’ll never get enough of her cooking. I love her and that she always goes the extra mile.
Everyday I try to be more like her. I am grateful for her example of what being a mother is all about. She doesn’t do it for the praise, she does it because it is just an extension of who she is.
Happy Mothers Day Mom!
I am also very thankful for my angel mother in law who raised my husband in a similar fashion, lets hope I can do the same for the little ones I’ve got. I feel very lucky to have these two examples in my life.