Every year ( well, maybe not every year) my kids ask me the same question. After thinking about it, I decided I’d give them my real answer:
What do I want for Mother’s Day?🌹
:: I want you ::
I want you to keep coming around, I want you to bring your kids around, I want you to ask me questions, ask my advice, tell me your problems, ask for my opinion, ask for my help. I want you to come over and rant about your problems, rant about your life, whatever.
Tell me about your job, your worries, your kids, your fur babies. I want you to continue sharing your life with me as you do.
Come over and laugh with me, or laugh at me, I don’t care. Hearing you laugh is music to my ears. And laughing together is the best! 💖
I’ve spent the better part of my life raising you the best way I knew how. Now, give me time to sit back and admire my handiwork.
Raid my refrigerator, help yourself, I really don’t mind. Hungry? You know I’ll make you something good. In fact, I don’t want it any other way.
Spend your money making a better life for you and your family, I have what I need. I want to see you happy and healthy and loved. So when you ask me what I want for Mother’s Day and I say “nothing” it’s because you’ve already been giving me my gift all year.
I want you. 💖
If you’re a Mom who feels the same way, feel free to copy and paste… I did!
and Happy Mother’s Day to my Mother in Heaven ~ She was the lead Kid-wrangler, barn helper, cake baker, costume sewer, 4-H leader, farm Treasurer, horse racing Secretary, shower & wedding organizer, party planner, master gardener, chief cook & bottle operator, farmhand, piano teacher, chauffeur, dog trainer, baby chick nurturer, horse breeder, speech preparer, Sunday school teacher ..and more.
She was something else. In her kitten heels & red patent purse on date nights, or with curlers in her hair off to town to get groceries. She took no guff, imparted quips and wisdom daily ~ She was hilarious,intelligent, well read and loving.
Man, I miss her. Not sure how she did it all but she did – and with flair! my Mom!
and one more:
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there!