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On a Personal Note….Mother’s Day

Posted by gppasswords On May - 8 - 2010


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  As long as I can remember, I've been a Daddy's girl. When I was little, I'd race down the stairs as soon as I heard my dad turn the key in the lock. I wrote him poems, eagerly showed him my school papers and report cards, and happily joined him on every outing, even if it was something as mundane as going to the county dump. But, my parents said when I was really small, I was quite the Mommy's girl. I followed my mom around the house and snuggled in her lap as she read me stories or played dollies.
 
  This kind of reminds me of Julie and I. Up until last year, she was all Mommy's girl. She wouldn't let me out of her sight and wanted me to do everything for her. I'd sit on the floor with her playing princesses or Barbies for hours and we would play school a few times a week where I'd try to teach her pre-reading skills. We were best buds. I think after Johnny was born she started to become really attached to Scott. The worst mornings are when Scott leaves early for work, and Julie wakes up to find him gone. She's so sad! I think it's just the natural progression of parents and their kids. I think mothers often take the backseat, quietly taking care of their kids' endless needs, while dads often do the fun stuff with kids or teach them new things. I'm not complaining. I think it's great that Julie loves her daddy. It does, however, make me appreciate everything my mom did  for us.
 
  As awesome as my dad was growing up, my mom was always the one to take care of us when we were sick. She cooked us dinner every night, gave us baths and carted us to our many activities. She made sure we did our homework, practiced our instruments and wore tennis shoes on gym days. She packed our bags for vacation and never forgot a thing. And she did this all without a complaint...like it was her job or her mission.  I think that's how mothers kind of evolve. They put their families first, but don't really expect anything in return. I'm sure I took this all for granted growing up.
 
  Now, as a mother of two children, I realize how much work and effort it takes. I'm in awe of how my mom did it all and more. She worked part-time as a gym teacher when we were growing up, but she still cooked dinner every night and our house was always clean. I've always been very close to my dad, but after I had Julie, I started to become really close with my mom again. I think I began to see life through her eyes and realize how much she did for us. Now, we talk pretty much every day. She's an amazing grandma to Julie and Johnny and loves hearing stories about them. I Iove telling them to her too because I know she's really listening. I'm so lucky to have such a wonderful mother, even if it took me a while to fully appreciate her.
 
 
 
 

-Kristy MacKaben
Kristy also has blog on MIRRORMOMS.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 



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