To all you ladies who have “chosen” to be Moms, please accept this apology from all the kids who never said these things. Trust me, they mean them.
Being a Mother is biological, both good and necessary. Being a Mom is relational, something that has to be constantly nurtured, and committed to.
A Mom is the first one in a child’s life to teach unconditional love-something to be received, as well as given.
A Mom is the first one to teach we don’t all have to look alike, and that’s okay.
A Mom is the first one to teach that reading is still better than a computer.
A Mom is the first one to teach that you don’t have to eat junk, just because it’s there.
A Mom is the first one to teach that it’s okay to lose; sometimes you learn more from it.
A Mom is the first one to teach you don’t have to take the last piece of anything.
A Mom is the first one to teach that compassion and humility come from strength, not weakness.
A Mom is the first one to teach that words can hurt somebody badly.
A Mom is the first one to teach that you can’t mess up bad enough to chase them off.
Maybe most important, a Mom is the first one to teach a child that there is a God, named Jesus, and His love for them can’t ever be topped. That He loved them so much that He gave up being God for a little while, to come here and make sure that they could go to Heaven and be with Him forever. His love is the only love that will ever top that Mom’s love.
Is this everything? Of course not-the list would go on for days. I never said these things to my Mom, but being a Mom, I’m sure she knew them anyway. If you can, make sure your Mom here’s these things and whatever you would add.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms, and those who want to be a Mom. It’s never too late.