Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Here we are again on Mother's Day. On last year's post, I dedicated the post to my mother. Well this year, in addition to my mother, I get to include my wife. Just recently, my wife & I became parents and I cannot explain the transformation one feels when they suddenly have a beautiful young human being that you must care for for the rest of your days. Priorities shift without notice and without regret. Watching my wife be the mother she has longed to be also fulfills my wish of having an amazing wife who can transform into that perfect mother.

Now, before I continue on about Mother's Day, I wanted to restate something I had written once before. While my wife and I are blessed to have been able to create such a beautiful being, creating life does not define a parent; their actions do. In my opinion, being a parent is not making a child. Being a parent is making a commitent to guide a child throughout his/her life and loving them unconditionally. As much as I have waited to have my own child, I am grateful for the chance to raise her and love her and provide her the tools... to lead a life better than her parents. A childs path is easier to see with a parents beaming pride.

Well, my wife is only 2 months into her lifelong duties as a mommy but I can honestly say that I am so grateful she is the mother of my child. It's not that mothers fall to the wayside, but we all get lost in the daily grind that it is easy to forget to marvell at the abilities of mothers. How they can soothe a baby's fussiness, not to mention the ability to quell the crankiness of daddies. Yes, we've heard it all before how mothers play coach, psychologist, doctor, chef, motivator, forgiver, etc. But it's true. It would take volumes to define the duties of a mother, but we just accept the fact that moms, although sometimes underappreciated, are the heart of a family. Their absence would create irregularities where there once was seamless activity.

And as for my mother, well, she never seizes to amaze and inspire me. My father has recently fallen ill and thankfully now, he is on the road to recovery. But during this time, the actions of my mother seem to have biological effects. My mother has not left my father's side and her presence seems to have provided strength not only to my father but to my whole family to galvanize our unity and get through this rough patch. We are immune to pessimism and our appetite for laughter has increased and that kind of healthy mindset only brings us closer to my father becoming well and this family to once again overcome an obstacle. While my father has always been the strong one, and believe you me, his bravery and strength as of late has truly been epic, but without my mother by his side, my father would simply be a tough man not sure of his outcome and my family at the mercy of science.

With my mother in my and my family's life, she has provided the ability to face anything. She is the Sun and the rest of us orbit around her essence for she will always be a source of nourishing strength. Happy Mother's Day Mommy, thank you for taking care of Daddy......


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