Forgive me, but I must take a moment to brag. My beautiful, talented, smart, intelligent children locked themselves in a room the other day and made this video for me.
WOW! Amazing right!
Whenever Mother’s Day or Father’s Day rolls around, I’m reminded of the scene from Seinfeld where the two old men in the hospital are fighting over who is truly the ‘World’s Greatest Dad” and for a while, I was really cynical when I saw all these ‘#1______ ‘ or ‘World’s Greatest _______’ I mean seriously people, you all can’t be the best. Only one of you can, that’s what #1 means after all. All those awards are empty sentiments. What a joke.
Then, I had my own children and began the never-ending cycle of joy, worry, elation, pain, wonder, stress, and absolute amazement. I also began building my own collection of ‘Best Mom’ paraphernalia. Little sticky hands would toddle over and pass me a sticky #1 Mom drawing. Grinning ear to ear, energetic elementary kids would run to me happily waving the ‘World’s Greatest Mom’ flower pot they proudly painted all by themselves. Too-cool-for-school tweens shyly pass me a heart-felt poem they agonized over, trying to get the rhyming and meaning just right.
And I realized something, all of these ‘Best Mom’ awards are all true. We were all created to be the mom (or dad or care giver) to the beautiful creatures that God chose to give to us. We were made specifically for them and are the perfect fit for their needs. The fact that we try to be the best and do the best for them everyday, the fact that we care about all the little things they do and say, the fact that we love them during their failures as well as their successes means that we all have earned our ‘World’s Greatest’ awards.
So as you sit back this morning, eating your specially made and questionably edible breakfast in bed, remember you truly are, without a doubt, the #1, the BEST, WORLD’S GREATEST MOM!