Such a tiny little word, just 3 letters, yet one that evokes a myriad of emotions, thoughts & memories.
Before we can even form the word, we understand that “Mom” represents someone in our world like no other.
Mom, the arms that provide us comfort from the moment we breathe air into our lungs.
Mom, the healer we seek when we are hurt, knowing she will coming running from wherever she is.
Mom, the name we call out when we are sick, somehow making us feel just a little bit better, simply by her presence.
Mom, the fierce protector we scream for when we are scared, bringing us comfort through a warm hug & chasing whatever scares us away.
Mom, the entertainer who can send us into fits of laughter but equally leaving us rolling our eyes with embarrassment.
Mom, the call we make when we have exciting news to share, knowing her squeal of delight & excitement will be equal to or more than our own.
Mom, the shoulder we cry on when we are heartbroken, patiently allowing us to let our tears flow, all the while assuring us it will somehow be okay.
Mom, the advisor we seek when we can’t find the answers we are looking for.
Mom, the honesty we can rely on to keep us real, whether we need to hear it or not.
Mom, the person who will love us completely, warts & all.
Mom, the voice we long to hear after she is gone.
It matters not if we are a child or an adult. This tiny little word may be small in size but it is gargantuan in meaning.
To all of the Mom’s out there who love so deeply, who juggle and sacrifice, who are our cheerleaders, our teachers & our safe place to land, who share joy & define all that derives meaning from this one little word, I celebrate you.
Happy Mother’s Day!