photoI once forgot Mother’s Day. Well, I didn’t exactly forget it, I got my mother a card. Just not my wife. Who had birthed my children. Not a good move. It was one of the first years that we’d had kids and I just wasn’t used to thinking of that day on a wider basis. Needless to say that didn’t go over very well and I haven’t made that mistake since.

I’m a dad, but I know a few mothers. I’ve spent the most time with my own mother, I’ve seen my wife as a mother for over nine years, I have a lovely mother-in-law, and my sister is also now a mother. I have only boys, but pray that one day they will have wives who become great mothers.

As much as I love being a dad, there are a lot of things that I just will never be to my boys that only Mom can provide, or at least provide it well. It’s a beautiful compliment to a dad, and it would be hard to argue that she’s not more important in a lot of areas! I was trying to think of the best way to describe how valuable Mom is, and landed on copying some lines from the poems my boys wrote for their Mom at school which sums it up pretty well.

  • Only girl
  • The best mom ever
  • Her hair is blonde
  • Makes every meal, baker
  • Reads to us
  • She is funny
  • Smart – she knows who the 10th president is
  • Pretty as a flower
  • Volunteers at my school
  • Short
  • Helps me with homework
  • She takes me places
  • She is nice
  • Cleaning
  • Watches my games
  • Lover of the family
  • Who feels proud
  • Who needs love

Don’t think I could have said it better myself. Thanks to my mom, thanks to our mom, Happy Mother’s Day to you all!

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