M is for Mothers

A few days ago I shared with you my take on fathers. My take on mothers is a lot rosier. It of course comes from the two mothers in my life. Granted she’s made a lot of mistakes, but my mama is a very loving and caring mother. She’s very generous and is very helpful with BG and LM. E and I can always count on her and my step-dad to be there when we need them. I love them both dearly. They’re excellent parents and grandparents.

The other mother in my life is of course my infinitely better half, E. My children couldn’t ask for a better mama. As LM used to sing 

“I love my mama she’s the best. Oh my mama she’s the best. Oh my mama, oh my mama, she’s the really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really best.”

She really is great too! She’s not only good at the typical mom stuff like baking cookies, kissing boo boos and comforting them when they’re scared, but she is one of the most empathic people I’ve ever known. No matter what LM is going through she can get down on his level and be what ever he needs without even having to ask what he needs. It’s awe inspiring. We have a bit of a running joke that she speaks LM. He often gets wound up when trying to describe a situation and I sometimes have no idea what he’s talking about. I call for an interpreter and usually within moments she knows exactly what he is saying and the situation gets resolved. He loses things a lot. She’ll put herself in his world and finds it within seconds. It’s uncanny.

 BG thinks she is the sun and the moon. Wherever E us that is where she needs to be. Bathroom visits? Not without her watching. Making dinner? Not without her under her foot. I sometimes tell BG that E is my mommie and the if looks could kill I wouldn’t be here to share this story.

She truly is amazing with them both, but despite how awesome she is she seems to frequently doubt her parenting skills. If she could see the way I see her look at our children and the way they look at her maybe it would help. Maybe not, but I know she loves them dearly and she tries her very best and as LM says:

“I wouldn’t want any other mommie. If I could have any mommie in the world I’d want my mommie.”

Me too LM, me too.

12 thoughts on “M is for Mothers

  1. Linda April 17, 2016 / 10:20 am

    Great post! I hope the moms in your life get to read it 🙂

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  2. Sam April 17, 2016 / 10:38 am

    I know at least one will, but my mom struggles with Facebook. I think blogging would be too much for her.


  3. Deb April 17, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    Great tribute to wonderful mothers.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sam April 18, 2016 / 4:37 pm

      Thanks! I have wonderful mothers to pay tribute to.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Barbara In Caneyhead April 17, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    Oh, Sam, this is so sweet!! What a testimony to your wife. So glad you have a mom of your own that you know is in your corner. There is a special bond between mothers and sons, not more than or less then that with the daughters, but different and special.
    Revisit the Tender Years with me during the #AtoZChallenge at Life & Faith in Caneyhead!

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  5. New Journey April 18, 2016 / 10:06 pm

    lovely post….you have a lovely family and don’t forget you a huge pat of it…..kat

    Liked by 1 person

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