Mother's Day has come and gone, and I'm reminded of how wonderful my mother is.
When I was little, she did what moms are supposed to do. She cared for me, fed me healthy food, and read to me. I still remember trying to squeeze both of us into a red armchair we had so we could read Little House in the Big Woods together.
When I got past preschool, she went above and beyond the call of duty. She started homeschooling me.
I'm sure it's tough enough being a mom, with its endless laundry and late nights, but Mom now spent a good deal of her day helping me with my schoolwork. I still remember reading a story about Cincinnatus out loud to her while she did laundry. As I aged, I needed her help with fewer things; she still quizzed me for Classical Conversations' Memory Masters program. And even now, she'll help me study for a college history quiz.
She was with me when I was afraid. She helped me when I was sick, she gave me hugs, she let me eat ice cream and talk things out with me. She edited my writing for me--in fact, she still does all those things.
She used to work part time. She'd come home at five on Tuesdays, tuckered out, but still have enough energy to help me make dinner and whisk me off to church at six. When I came back around 7:30, she'd be helping my sister with homework--and my sister isn't the kind that's easy to help.
That being said, we're both normal people, and we actually had a disagreement last night over clothes and hair. (Whatever hormone causes females to obsess over their appearance, I don't have much of it.) But she loves me, and I love her, and we always manage to work through things like that.
What kinds of awesome things does your mom do for you--or, if you are a mom, what are some awesome things you do for your kids? I'd love to hear them in the comments! God bless you, dear reader, and have a wonderful day!
M. J. Piazza is a Jesus-loving, dog-walking country girl who just so happens to write books.