|I wish I had taped the little song Juju sang to me as she gave me this card this morning.|
Happy Mother’s Day to mothers everywhere! Whether you’re celebrating your first mother’s day with a tiny newborn, or skyping with grandchildren around the world, motherhood is a bond we all share, regardless of language and culture barriers.
When I gave birth to Bella nine years ago, I was just anxious to meet my child and to hold her safely in my arms. I didn’t realize that I would be joining a special club, uniting women around the world with a common bond,. When a woman becomes a mother, she becomes much more than a mom, she takes on close to a hundred job titles.
A mom is …
a banisher of bad dreams,
the perfect cushion for sleepy heads,
a short order cook,
an expert blanket tucker,
a snack machine,
an impartial judge,
an evil dictator,
a wish granter,
a lie detector,
an inspiration for leaps of faith,
a prison guard,
someone you can trust with your secrets,
someone who guesses your secrets,
a personal shopper,
a wardrobe consultant,
a hopeless fashion embarrassment,
an ATM machine,
a baker with an expertise in chocolate chip cookies,
a birthday cake artist,
the tooth fairy,
the Easter bunny,
a party planner,
a social director,
a laundry expert,
a best friend,
This month, the Yahoo Motherboard challenged us to define motherhood in 100 words or less. This list of titles was my attempt. What’s yours?
|My mom likes to make fansy food: crepes with mustard and ketchup.|
Wishing you all a very happy and relaxing Mother’s Day.