I don’t know what it’s like to be a mother; I never will. I do know that I wouldn’t want to raise me, let alone my seven other siblings. Being a mother is hard, that much I do know. Mostly because as long as your children live, you never stop being a mother. You never stop being the protector, worrying about the future, and yes, being disappointed.
Not everything we do will be everything you dreamed we would. Not every standard you hold will be a standard we think is necessary. But, you can teach us well. Instruct to do what is right in the sight of God. If you train us up in that way, when we are old, we will be alright.
We know we can always count on you to be there when we have problems. You are so dependable that we take you for granted. Thanks for being there when we don’t need you, for its in those time that we overlook your importance as an instructor and guide.
Today is a day to honor mothers, and I know many of you have various ways you do that. I want to encourage you to just spend some time with your mom’s today. Let them know you love them. If you’re like me, and all of that stuff just makes you feel awkward: just being there and having a good attitude will help your mom enjoy the day. I want you to spend this day with your families and specifically your mothers, so I won’t drag this post out.
As always, thanks for reading and Happy Mother’s Day.
–the anonymous novelist