Patty (woodycakes) wrote,

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It's Only Love

I couldn't come up with a decent mother's day entry because frankly, I don't think any words could describe how much I love my mom. Being a mom is no joke and I can't ever imagine being one. Not only because of the pain of giving birth but because of the everyday grind of it all.

I don't have it in me to love someone other than myself (more than I love myself) for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I can't devote myself completely to my kids, making sure that they're homework is okay, that they don't get into fights over toys, that they grow up to be responsible kids who can survive on their own and won't hate me for how I raised them after.

I can't stand to worry for someone else all the time. Are they doing drugs, going down the wrong path? Are they meeting their potential? I can't be a mom because my kids would probably be too pressured into excelling, as I expect a lot from others, as I do from myself. My kids would suffer terribly.

I can barely take care of myself, how can I care for another life?

My mom has been through grade school 6 times, changed thousands of diapers, attended 10,000 PTA meetings, made 3,000 uniforms, baked a bazillion birthday cakes, prayed a gajillion prayers, worried ten bizillion hours, and she only gets one day of honor. If I ever become a mother, I could only hope I were even just a little bit like you and my kids would turn out fine.

So to all the moms out there who slave away for their children (in all ways possible), I salute you and look up to you and give you guys total respect for all that you do. Because really, if it weren't for mothers, where would we all be? Belated Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there. You deserve more than one Sunday in the month of May. Really.
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