Friday, May 11, 2012
She will be loved
When I was reading The Help, I about fell off my chair when I read the part where Aibileen tells Mae Mobley, "You is kind. You is smart. You is important." When I was growing up, my mom repeated a similar list to me each day (only with better grammar). My mom always said to me, "You are good, smart, and pretty."
It's so amazing (and scary) that young children will believe basically anything you tell them. I'm glad I had a mother who took the time to tell me I was good and smart and pretty.
She also told me on a daily basis that she was the luckiest person in the world because she was my mom. She had me convinced that making me breakfast, doing my laundry, and picking up my toys was the best job in the world.
When I started having friends my own age who became mothers, I was absolutely shocked to hear how much they complained about being moms. I honestly don't think I had any idea that my mom might have not loved every single moment of being a mom. That sounds completely silly now that I think about it, but I also think it's amazing that my mom was able to make me feel that I was so important. There is something about knowing that someone in the world is willing to do (and does) anything for you.That is a feeling that I hope to pass on to my own children someday. (I might just have to save my complaints for when they are not within hearing.)
I hope you all have a fabulous Mother's day. I love you, mom!
Posted by M.C. Sommers