Recently I had a health emergency that literally rendered me useless to walk and even stand upright. As an athlete and distance runner who fervently exercises daily, being sick is highly unusual, especially being that sick.
I knew that I needed to contact someone and the only person to come to mind was my mother; not a doctor, not an EMT, not someone nearby…just my mommy. I desperately needed to hear her voice.
Thankfully she was home and the minute I heard that sweet tone and inflection of her voice, I was immediately comforted. The room was still spinning, I was still sweating, and my body was still uncooperative, but I was comforted and at peace in a way that only a mother’s love and concern can produce.
Well it turns out that I had food poisoning of all things (improperly prepared salmon) and within a couple of days, I was back to normal, except for the realization that being a mother is a never-ending job. Here I am a fully grown woman who has traveled all over the world, run a distance event in every state, acted in television shows and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, an author, an engineer, a teacher, and a scholar – and yet the person I need the most remains my wonderful mother.
I am SO thankful for my mother’s love, guidance, understanding, sense of humor and beauty. She has and will always be my absolute favorite person on this planet and I am quite blessed indeed to be her daughter.
I know that most of you think your mother is the best mother in the world but I’m sorry to inform you that you are wrong. Mine is.
So be sure to give your mom a big hug and a kiss and let her know how much she means to you because trust me when I say this, next to the Lord Jesus Christ, there is no greater relationship than the one you have with your mother. Words cannot express how grateful I am for mine.
I love you Mom!