We are all the best mother’s in world. Every year, heck, everyday, you hear someone thank their mother for being the best, and they are right.
To each of us, our mother was the best mother in the world. She was there for us when we needed her. She laughed and cried with us. She cheered us on to success and picked us up when we fell. She was there with a hug, a kiss, or a tissue, whatever the situation called for. She loved and liked us at our worse. She was there with advice when we needed it and bit her tongue when she knew we needed to learn the lesson the hard way to really understand.
Being a mom myself, I worry constantly if i’m doing X or Y correctly, if this or that decision will screw up my kids for life. Daily I make mistakes, forget things, yell too loud, nag too much, get angry too quickly. But I also know, I come running when they are hurt, I know their likes and dislikes, I listen to their stories and tales, I talk to them – not at them, I give hugs and affection everyday (even at school or in front of their friends – I’m your mom. It’s my right. Deal with it!), and I always, ALWAYS, tell them that I love them at least three times a day.
Despite all my screw up and what I’ve seen as disappointments, my kids still think I’m the best. They still love me unconditionally.
We spend too much time beating ourselves up, having mommy wars, arguing one way of parenting is better than another. The truth is the only vote that matters comes from the ones that we brought into this world. And, if you ask them, they will tell you that you are hands-down, out-of-this-world, the best, A+, #1, WORLD’S BEST MOM!
Happy Mother’s Day to all my fellow #1’s!