16 Apr Mom Appreciation Month
Moms do a lot for us. It’s hard to go a day without talking to or about your mom. Your mom affects just about every aspect of your life, and you may not even realize it. Moms are the real-life Wonder Women for us, especially if they’re single moms. Raising kids is not a walk in the park; just think about all the trouble you caused as a kid. To really appreciate Moms, we need to understand what they have done for us.
When a women becomes pregnant her body changes and it’s not simple. Her monthly cycle shifts and her body begins preparing to bring a life into the world. Her mindset gradually becomes more focused on nurturing. She starts craving various different foods. Her body begins to stretch, not just in the uterus and abdomen. Her hips and chest grow as they prepare to nurture a new life. If you’re having a hard time relating to this, just remember puberty, and how fun it was when your body changed.
Then when it comes to giving birth, your mom was the real MPV. All of the changes to her body have barely prepared her for bringing you into the world. Once she brings you into the world, you greet her with worries, crying, and a whole new basket of problems. You don’t get a moment of rest and she doesn’t have time to think about being a mom anymore, she just becomes a mom. She will spend at least the next 18 years of her life putting your needs before her own. She’ll coddle you and rub your back when you need it. She’ll even wake up for you at 2 a.m. to feed you.
Once you grow into a more capable human being, she’ll have to take care of you. There were mornings she had to sacrifice wearing makeup just to make sure you were ready for school on time. There were times she had to call off of work because you were sick and didn’t want to be alone. She even gave you those mom hugs that let you know everything would be okay.
A mom’s job, or a mom’s life does not end when you move out of her house. You can even start your own family, and your mom will still be taking care of you. She’ll be there to help you with simple tasks like what ingredient to buy to make her famous chili. You may never ask your mom for half of the things that she will do for you, but you can still appreciate it. May should really just be Mother’s Appreciation Month, because one day isn’t long enough to thank our mothers for what they do for us.