Monday, May 13, 2013

Being the perfect mother #moreclassywriting

Happy Belated Mother’s Day to all of my blogging and virtual friends. I hope your day was filled with love, joy and relaxation.

Yesterday was an interesting Mother’s Day for me:

  1. My daughter celebrated her first Mother’s Day.
  2. This is also the first Mother’s Day I’m a grandmother.
  3. Each of my three younger children acknowledged me on their own.
  4. It was an awesomely unique day and an extremely normal day.

2012-10-26 00.44.16My daughter Amber is almost 22 years old, about the same age I was when I had her, and she has been a mommy for eight months. At this time, 21 years ago, she was 10 months old. It’s a nice, strange and almost surreal experience to wish my daughter Happy Mother’s Day.

2013-04-24 10.40.13In the past, Amber’s mothers’ days were centered around me. She was normally able to purchase a gift, fix meals for me and orchestrate the children on what they should do or say. This year, she’s running her own household with her own child and significant other. I’m so proud of her as a mommy and as a daughter. She continues to be a joyful, light in my life and she has blessed me with a beautiful, bundle of busyness. My granddaughter Autumn who has the bright smile and sparkling eyes of her mother.

2013-04-24 11.16.21Regardless of who I am, how I act or what I do Autumn’s beautiful eyes still gaze upon me with love, her perfect little lips still curl in a smile sometimes revealing the dimple in her left cheek – a dimple that is nearly identical to the ones her Mommy and her grandfather, Amber’s dad, have in their left cheeks.

2013-04-05 18.04.58Along with that outpouring of love, my other children – Andre, Amareah and Anna – each bought me gifts from Mother’s Day sales at their schools. This is the first time they have all wanted to do something for me on their own and they used their own money. Anna was especially excited because was her first time doing everything on her own: shopping, choosing and paying. CAM00054

She was so excited she couldn’t wait to give me my gifts when she purchased them last Tuesday. I wrote about it in a previous post please click “gifts” to see pictures. My son gave me a silver-colored necklace with a large heart, it also came with earrings but my ears aren’t pierced so… {giggling}, he said, “I didn’t realize it had earrings with it.” So typical for a boy, but I love it anyway.  Amareah gave me a charm bracelet with red and orangey roses and trinkets, and she also purchased the prettiest card. 2013-05-02 18.30.56Both she and Anna made flowers using tissue paper and colored pipe cleaner, and Anna made a card and two drawings.

Throughout the day, the girls picked flowers for me and they all tried to be on their best behavior. Every action, every smile and every gesture my children performed yesterday made me feel like the most perfect mother in their world.

 

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