Sunday, May 9, 2010

a tribute

Yes, today is Mother's Day.  But considering what mom's contribute to this world, I think maybe a whole week would be more appropriate!  I know so many amazing moms, and have learned something from all of them along the way:

Whether you are a mom with 3 girls, and managing a baby in your forties:

Or a mom with a graduating teenager, and two busy boys, and a day care mom to lucky kids:

A mom with three active kids, all with their own interests and pursuits:
A mom who took in her daughter after a devasting end to her marriage:
A single mom, who is doing an amazing job creating a wonderful life for her son:

A mom who not only is raising two brilliant children, but is the principal of a middle school, so a 'mom' to many (sorry, no picture available of Kate!)

A mom with two busy boys, who I so miss having in the neighborhood:

A mom of four kids, who I have just connected with again, and I enjoy learning more about her life and everything we have in common!
A mom in Fargo, who I never get to see anymore, but when I do it is like we were never apart.  A  mom who has been a teacher all her life, and has inspired so many.  Mom's I knew in high school, that I still know and love.  Mom's I met in college, and still keep in touch.  Mom's in the neighborhood, or mom's I just know to say hi to in the grocery store.  Mom's at the dirt bike track, mom's at the soccer field, mom's at school, mom's at the library.  Mom's who make amazing Indian food, mom's who can whip up pies with two little girls underfoot.

We come in all shapes and sizes, and have different religions and political views.  Some like to garden, some faint at the site of worms.  Some love to cook, some love their microwave.  There are those of you who love to run, and those of us who prefer a brisk walk.  But one thing we all have in common:  I am betting every single one of us would rush into a burning building to save our kids.

I raise my cup of coffee to you all.  I love you as dear friends, and am so glad you are in my life.  Happy Mother's Day!


  1. Oh what a nice post. Moms rock. Love you so much..and thanks for doing my laundry today. ;)

  2. Oh my gosh, you bring tears to my eyes! I am humbled to be included in this post about amazing mothers! My internet has been down for 3 days and I'm going crazy, as you can imagine. Just saw this post and LOVE it. Happy belated Mother's Day!


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