Dear Mommas

Dear Mommas,

Not any poetic strand of words would do you justice…not today…not any day really…so I’ll just say thank you.

Thank you, truly…

  • For cleaning up the puke from the sink when we mis-aim in the middle of the night…
  • For clothing us, even when we’re embarrassed to look back at the obnoxious white sneakers and gross t-shirts that we donned decades back…
  • For the braces and glasses and skin treatment, but more importantly for building pretty people from the inside first and foremost…
  • For teaching us how to be a good friend…and how to pick good friends…
  • For cheering us on at every soccer game, football game and cheerleading competition…and for teaching us that YES, there are indeed winners and losers both on the field and in the game of life, but that we practice and play anyway…
  • For taking us on family vacations even when it was probably easier on you to just stay home…
  • For sending us to college where we grew into our skin and learned what it felt like to miss you…
  • For kissing your babies and sending them off to war, with nothing but a patriotic smile and a prayer…
  • For always wishing for peace, so the aforementioned wasn’t a thing…
  • For slipping us cash when things get tight…
  • For driving us to the emergency room in the middle of the night, huddled up in the hospital bed next to us and whispering encouraging words, like “no, you don’t have to go back to school bald…its going to be ok”…
  • For teaching us the difference between right and wrong, but giving us grace upon grace when we undoubtedly mess it up…
  • For loving us so unconditionally…even when we don’t know how, or care to, love ourselves…
  • For being our parent always, but eventually, once the adolescent bitch in us dies, a best friend too…

This list could go on for ages…but knowing you mommas, you have a million things to do… So, I hope today’s agenda is limited to receiving the love and soaking up those babies who have a million things to thank you for…

Happy Mothers Day to my sweetest momma and to you other sweet mommas who raised my favorite people momma

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