This morning I am so grateful for my mom and all the wonderful, loving moms out there! Last night as I stayed up into the night trying to be there for a friend when there is nothing I can do to help I couldn't help wondering if that was what it feels like being a mom. That feeling of wanting to make things right when you are helpless to and the hurt and frustration you feel inside struck me last night as what a mother must feel like with a high school daughter. When I finally laid down it took me a bit to fall asleep all the while reminding myself that she will be ok. An hour later I was awakened by a very sick doggie. Once again as I tried to both comfort her and clean up the mess I couldn't help but feel this lack of sleep, comforting, and janitorial services was once again the role of a mother, this time one of younger children. In my sleep deprived state I wanted to cry. Again I thought of my own mom and all the nights she must have sat up with me, sleep deprived but trying to provide comfort in a situation that she could not change. I'm so so grateful for these things and the million other things my mom did for me growing up! I'm grateful for all she continues to do for me today! I'm grateful for all the mothers out there who do their best to be there for their children no matter the challenge. I wish there was a better word than gratitude to express just how thankful I am, but all I can say is "I love you, Mom!" What is your best memory of your mom? HAve you told her lately that you are g
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.