Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Mom's Wish For Mother's Day (A Letter to Her Sons)



To My Sons:


The newspapers are filled with circulars advertising the latest and greatest gifts for Mother's Day. By now Daddy and you both have probably already picked out the perfect gift. But just in case your a little behind the eight ball this year, do not fear. You may be surprised at what I'm about to reveal, but I have made the gift giving very easy. For what I am asking for this year are simple reminders.


Today I am asking for a little chaos. Chaos will remind me that boys will be boys, and in the midst of your chaos there lies perfection.


Today I am asking for a bit of clumsiness. Clumsiness reminds me that all boo-boos both big and small will heal, but only the perfect band aid can be applied by Mommy.

Today I am asking for a temper tantrum. Temper Tantrums remind me of your stubbornness and how those apples didn't fall far from this tree.



Today I am asking for a little nonconformity. Nonconformity reminds me of your uniqueness and your uncanny ability to create "your own" style.



Today I am asking for mud pies and puddles. Mud pies and puddles allow me the opportunity to still enjoy "bath time" and watch as you splash one another clean again.



Today I am asking for a sniffle. Sniffles remind me that my nose wiping days are numbered. This causes Mommy to reach for 2 tissues: one for your sniffle, one for my tear.



Today I want you to walk ahead of me. Walking ahead of me reminds me of your curiosity and your need to just be a kid.



Finally, today I am asking for a hug. This final request may seem a bit more selfish than the other request, but hugs remind me of a job well done. They also remind me that you get it. You get that life is precious, you get that it's nice to be loved, and lastly, when there's no one left in the world who understands, you get that you can always count on your Mommy to listen.



Thanks for making everyday count. I Love You Both.

23 comments:

K said...

It's a beautiful mother's day post.

I also have a son. Thank goodness for boys.

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh! I love this.

And here I was asking my husband to take me out to dinner...

Irishembi said...

Beautifully written.

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

What a beautiful poignant post! There is really no better mother's day gift than getting to be their mother, huh?
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom said...

Thank you for that very beautiful reminder of these fleeting days.

You are a wonderful writer.

I'm going to follow.

Happy Mother's Day

Amy said...

Great post! I needed this today - it has been rough. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I am so glad you did so I could come visit you. I am off to explore your blog a little.

Gena said...

That was great!

My son will be 19 soon, but he will always be my BABY and he knows he's a MOMMA's boy!
It is so hard to see them grow up, knowing that, before we know it, they will have their own lives, children....but, they will always need their Momma.

Happy Mother's Day and VGNO!

Mandala Michelle said...

What a good Mom! My mother's day gist to my Mom in Law is bringing the kids over and letting her have time alone with them. With her boys grown up and out the house I think she likes the tantrums, mud puddles, and hugs too.

Liz said...

What a lovely post and a good till of asking Happy Mother's Day and HAPPY VGNO

Kris said...

Thanks for thecomment and a very happy VGNO!! I loved your poem!

Yaya said...

What a beautiful post!

Kristie said...

Aw, now that's beautiful. Your boys are lucky, and I hope they do everything on your list for you.

Mrs Cooper said...

This is so cool. Thanks for sharing. Have a Happy Mother's Day and a good VGNO

~~tonya~~ said...

Love this!! It's great.

Happy VGNO!!

Have a great weekend.

Elizabeth said...

Awww, that was beautiful. Made me feel a little guilty for asking for a pancake breakfast for Mother's Day! Happy VGNO and happy Mother's Day!

Tamis said...

How sweet is that...I hope you also get flowers and chocolate too!

Happy VGNO and Mothers Day!

Debbie said...

What a great mom! I loved this.

Tamis said...

How sweet is that...I hope you also get flowers and chocolate too!

Happy VGNO and Mothers Day!

Just_Aimee said...

Very cool letter..

Happy VGNO

Sue said...

Wow great post. Thanks for sharing.

Happy VGNO & Hope you have a great Mother's day!

naturalelegance said...

A beautiful letter to your sons! Happy VGNO and Mother's Day!

Anissa said...

Beautiful! I couldn't of said it better myself. I was listening to the song earlier Your going to miss this. So true!!!

TFS

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