Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Guest Post from Snow Central

Checking Facebook for the 40th time while stranded in the some 11 inches of snow we have,
(it's another snow day at the University of Kansas)
 I came across this little article: "16 things we forget to thank our moms for." 
Since I've been in college (and being 2000 miles away from my best friend aka mom) 
I've become much more appreciative of her and all that she does for me and our family. 
It's almost as if the writer of this list spies on my life 
and then wrote this article on everything my mom does for me.

Snow Day!

16 Things We Forget To Thank Our Moms For  
1. All the times she had to double as best friend/counselor/therapist/costume designer/hair stylist/coach/all-around-solver-of-every-problem-ever. I remain unconvinced that moms aren’t actually superheroes in disguise.

2. Forgiving us when we forget to call.

3. Listening to all our pointless dramas when we do remember.

4. Being the kind of person that we actually do want to become — because as we all know, it’s inevitable.

5. Having the incredible prowess only a mother whose babes have been scorned could — mama bear protects her cubs, sometimes excessively, but we love it, let’s be honest.

6. All those times we yelled “MOOOOMMM!!” through the house to find out where our white shirt was or what time so-and-so was getting home and all the other questions we just couldn’t go to Dad for.

7. All the things she reluctantly bought us at the cash register of any given store, all the clothes and things we didn’t really need (but insisted we did). Growing up and understanding the value of a dollar really makes you reconsider just how much moms sacrifice.

8. For all the home cooked meals or pizzas we didn’t have to pay for ourselves. Equally phenomenal. Equally missed.

9. Putting up with our middle school phase.

10. For giving us our siblings, whom we simultaneously once wished to sell and now are best friends with.

11. And oh yeah, for that whole “giving birth to us” thing.

12. For being our first, and at some points, only cheerleaders, who were and are proud of every little thing we do.

13. All the time she spent picking us up from practices; bending over backwards to make sure we had new cleats and costumes; and were at every game, rehearsal, and play date we planned.

14. Doing her best, even when things were most difficult in the family. Moms have this incredible magic sparkle glue that keeps it all together when it would otherwise fall apart.

15. Dealing with Dad.

16. Being the boss woman of the house (and of our lives). And for being living proof that there truly are people who can honestly just do it all.

 Love you much mama!!!! 

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Simply LKJ said...

Such a sweet post. Some had me laughing others crying!! With my youngest being 12 hours away, I can honestly say, "Thank GOD for cell phones and text messaging."

Katie Clooney said...

Oh that is so darling! Made me teary-eyed, So great to be appreciated!

Girl with the Curlz said...

So sweet. I remember appreciating my mom much more in college too, but when I really admired her even more was when I had my little one. It really opened my eyes to just how much more wonderful she is than I even realized. And made me question how she did this 5 times (ha-ha). The women is a saint :)

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