Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mothers Are...Part 2

In tribute to Mother's Day 2017

I wrote Part 1 last year, it is here if you want to take a peek. It is one of my favorites! 

Mothers are insightful. How did she get the "hidden" meaning in my tone? There is something about a mom that always gets to the heart of the matter. We might say the same story to three different people, but it is only mama who follows through with those leading, probing questions that get to the crux of the issue. Of course they can get a little too close for comfort, but you know, I think that's their right, considering that they birthed/raised us and all;)

Mothers are strong. Have you noticed how fearless she is? Mothers are courageous, risk-takers. They are always prepared and capable of saving the day. It's uncanny how they can be in pain or trouble, but rest assured, t
hey are not going to go down without a fight. Mom's are loyal and protective and their drive and strength are the foundations on which most of us still rely upon (in some way). Even to this day.

Mothers are deep! Hold on, can you say that one more time? Mothers can assess a situation and give you an interpretation that will stand the tests of time. Moms are character builders, not here to entertain the foolishness of the present time, but to impart wisdom to last us through the years. Mamas can still make us remember the very best of ourselves, and try and present that self to the world. Your fanciest degrees or travel experiences will not beat the depth of a talk with mom, at the kitchen table. And that is priceless. 

Mothers are surprising. What in the world is she doing over there? Just when you think you have her figured out, wham! Nope, go back to square one and try again. Moms can change and adapt as needed. They can move and fluctuate to adjust to temperamental teens, angsty young adults, clinging infants, and stubborn "grown-up" children. It is a true spectacle to behold, how a mother is both steady yet unpredictable. It can boggle the mind, which again is more than ok since they birthed and raised us! 

So, to all of the mothers out there. The new ones with "arm babies", the mature ones whose babies have their own babies now. To the mothers who can still run around the yard and those who are pushed in a wheelchair from place to place. To mothers who have lost and those who have gained. And especially to one special groups, so near to my heart. To the women who want to be mothers. To the silent struggle, to the desire that is unanswered yet. Have faith my warriors, know you are loved and I am praying for you! Happy Mother's Day to you all!