Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

June kissing Zo KC

It takes awhile to get used to motherhood, when you're a father.  It's not our thing, you know.  No matter how much care we matter how much time or energy or investment we matter what kind of role we play in the lives of our children, we're just not Mom.  There's a deeply buried biological root system between mother and child that regardless of whatever is occurring above the surface can't change what's happening below.  There's a reason children wake up in the middle of the night and cry for Mom, and why soldiers beg for their mothers, or why the kids call home and ask for Mum.  I'll let the scientists study the unique dynamics of the phenomena, and I'll just sit in awe and wonder of it.  It's the closest thing we have to magic, and no one knows how magic works...or they shouldn't.

Just sit back and watch, and be thankful you live in a world where it's possible. It's out one common denominator. We have Mom's. It's the one thing that connects us all. So even if you aren't the best at celebrating the day, and even if you're far away from your own Mom, you can do your best to fill her up with pride and appreciation by remembering everything that she ever hoped for you, and being more...every day, not just today. She wanted you to be happy, and healthy, and free from pain and sorrow and hardship. She wanted it to be sunny for you, every clouds, no rain, no snow, just sun. She wanted to be proud of you and sleep with a smile at night just thinking about your life. She wanted to be able to not think about you in long, comforting stretches of confidence. Every day is Mother's Day for her, but you better have bought a card.

Happy Mother's Day're giving your Mom a pretty good gift every day by being the Mom that you've become.  It's something to watch.

Happy Mother's Day Mom...I get to see you amost every day and although that's very likely a curse for you it feels awfully nice to be me.


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