This one is for you, moms. The mom with the kids who are too young to know they should thank you for wiping their butts and keeping them alive. The mom who is up every night with her newborn baby and didn’t even realize it was Mother’s Day. You have the most important job in the world.
Right now, if your kids are too young to thank you for it, let me do it for you.
Maybe you carried your child for nine months in your womb. Maybe you anxiously waited months through an adoption process… Thank you.
Maybe you made the decision to give your baby bottles of formula. Maybe you decided to breastfeed. Maybe you pumped for your baby… Thank you.
Maybe you decided to stay at home with your child. Maybe you decided to work outside the home. Maybe you decided to work inside your home. Maybe you’re doing all of the above… Thank you.
Maybe you didn’t decide you wanted to wake up five times in the middle of the night, but you did it anyway. Maybe you rocked and fed and held your baby at three o’clock in the morning… Thank you.
Maybe you changed diaper after diaper, swept up Goldfish for the 27th time today, and managed to actually fold a load of laundry… Thank you.
Maybe you’re wondering today if your efforts are worth it. You might be wondering if the constant cooking, feeding, cleaning, changing, and everything else are noticed.
One day your children will be old enough to thank you, but until then, let me do it for you… Thank you.
Thank you for your continuous love, sacrifice, kind words, hugs and kisses, and endless support. Thank you for putting your family first. Thank you for showing your kids what unconditional love looks like. Thank you for every kind word, every prayer, every kiss and every squeeze. Thank you for shaping and molding your kids every single day.