This picture has both of my moms, my living grandma, AND Mommy Martha in it! How lucky of me that I have this picture!
I love both of my moms. They are very different and have different talents, strengths and gifts. They are always kind and gracious with one another, always meeting each other with a hug and a smile. I am so grateful that my boys see that relationship between them. I am so grateful that my boys are also so close to both of them. Even as teenagers, they ask to see them often. They crave that time with them. They learn from them, they find comfort in them, they love them so much. I do, too.
Oh, how we miss Mommy Martha! We used to see her pretty much every day! Over the last year, we just haven't. My kids love her. They trust her. They know that she loves them and that has been such a blessing in their lives. She is the best mommy to her four little ones.
And, finally. How blessed am I to be a mama?! I always wanted to be a mommy... the best mommy. I am certainly not the best mommy, I'm not even a great mommy, but I try. My boys are my greatest blessings. They are strong, resilient, and funny as heck! They are also very sensitive, have been very broken, and need the comforting of their mama often... probably far more often than your average teenage boy. They still climb in my bed and cry. They have strong emotions. They love so hard. They trust very few. They are fun and funny and kind and helpful. They are independent little creatures. I am so proud of them. I'm so grateful to be able to celebrate Mother's Day with them each and every year.
Oh, and one more thing. Being an auntie is the best.
Happy Mother's Day to those who have children, those who want to have children, those who don't have children on this earth... you are all mothers.