Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Mother's day is soon here...

I just read a fellow blogger's page and was so uplifted by it. Please go here.

I wish I could write half as well as this gifted gal. I feel like I can't express my deep love for my mothers like GGC did in this paragraph:
Every day I learn something new as a mother, but as we approach Mothers Day I would like to pay homage to the motherS. The motherS who have raised me and the motherS who come and read this blog and the motherS through time, all insightful and encouraging and inspiring, all of whom have ideas and opinions. The "it takes a village" mentality is in all of us. We all want to impart our wisdom, to share our stories, to help each other. It is one of the great wonders of the woman, her solidarity with other mothers, new mothers like me; her ability to mother as a mom, a grandma, a great grandma and beyond. And to all of the "moms" who have raised me... All the mothers I have loved before, I thank you for offering your love and insight to me, my first year with a little one, my first year as a mommy.
Ditto! I am very grateful to so many women, mothers, who have contributed to my life, my success and molding me into a good human being. I don't think women could survive without the helping hands of other women, mothers. I guess for me, this mother's day is more of a sisterhood day. A day where we mothers show appreciation to other mothers with tokens of love and adoration for all that they have done in the previous year's time, for us. For me. (As for the men... let it be a day that they honor us and ALL that we do for them.)

I love you, Mom and Mom2. Thank you for loving me when I am weak and feel small. Thank you for respecting the decisions I make. Thank you for spending time with me in person or on the phone. Thank you for your kind gestures and encouraging words. Thank you for spoiling me with your unconditional affection.

Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful moms out there. Keep up the "good works". ;)

7 comments:

Nettie said...

Its true. No one appreciates mothers more than other mothers. I think that is why so many women truly come to appreciate their owm mothers only after becoming one themselves. I think the tribute to Mom post is a great idea that I'll have to copy. (esp. since my Mom is one of my lurkers)

Robin said...

I agree that we should all do a mother's day post aknowledging the greatness of the mothers in our lives and the mothers we are and want to be.

Katie said...

Great post, Gina. I love what Nettie said above: "No one appreciates mothers more than other mothers." So true!

Gina, I hope you have a great first Mother's Day as a mom!

Mom101 said...

GGC puts us all to shame with her eloquence on a regular basis. I'm glad you're passing it around because it truly speaks for so many of us. Happy mama's day right back, mama!

GIRL'S GONE CHILD said...

Aw, Gina. Thanks for the love. The mom dot com support is unbelievable. The fact that we have each other for support makes such a difference. Happy Mothers Day.

Tori :) said...

Great post Gina!!

Pattie said...

I read that over at GGC too and likewise was moved. Happy Mother's Day to you, too!