Sometimes I struggle to get out of my front door in time for anything, and always seem to forget something, usually resulting in a less than acceptable appearance with unkempt hair to boot. So when I woke up late this morning, resulting in a battle of me vs. the clock, I started to think of where it all went wrong. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not always like this. Sometimes things go smoothly, and other times not so much…
|Life would be a series of disorganised|
messes without mothers...
After a few moments spent pondering, it dawned on me: when I was a child this never seemed to happen. As a child, my shoe laces were always tied, my bag always packed the night beforehand, my hair always brushed and neat, my lunch always ready and my breakfast always eaten. And then I realised, it’s all because someone else did it all for me. You can only guess who. Only one type of person on this planet would do all that for me, every single day: my mum.I realised that while I was in my own little world of cartoons and make believe, I had someone making sure I was ready, set, go. All the while probably leaving the house like I did this morning. Only mother’s would make sure their children are ready and ok before they even look at themselves, usually not having the time to do so.
Thinking about all the little and big things that mother’s do made me really miss my mum. And all those times that I’ve been meaning to call her but was just ‘too busy’ came back to remind me what a horrible child I’ve been. So I called my main lady, just to say hello, and she was instantly worried that something was wrong. I guess it’s in a mother’s nature, to worry. I felt kind of bad that a phone call equated with the possibility of something being wrong. I really should call my mother more.When I’m sick, be it with the common cold or hospitalised with an awful stomach bug, nothing ever makes me feel better than my mumma. No amount of medicine, no tv shows, no foods, no doctors, nothing adds up to having my mother by my side, cuddles and all.
I remember as a kid getting ridiculously excited, as children do, over the smallest things and never once did my mother not jump in ridiculous joy with me, over-exaggerating her excitement about my new miss piggy toy.
|They laugh, even when it's not really funny...|
I remember having lunch once with my mum and being disappointed with a horrible meal. So my mum simply swapped my plate for hers, despite my protests, and continued to eat my unsatisfactory dish while I enjoyed hers. As Tenneva Jordan once wrote “a mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie”.I remember having arguments with my mother, giving her way too much attitude and no matter how angry she would be with me, at the end of the day, we were always ok. Mother’s aren’t perfect but they sure are magnificent. As Maya Angelou said “to describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power”.
My mother is both my biggest fan and my biggest critic. She’s not the cool aunt who had let me stay up until all hours because it was her job to teach me all the hard lessons as well as let me have my fun.
My mother is always there for me, just a phone call away, always ready to listen and put me in my place if I’m wrong and rejoice in my accomplishments.
I’m guilty of taking my mother for granted and not calling her enough. Just because I know how much she loves me, I forget to let her know how much I love her and how thankful I am for always putting my needs before hers and for all the little things.
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