World’s Toughest Job – WATCH THIS FOR MOTHER’S DAY…

IN HONOR OF MOTHER’S DAY!

I LOVE BEING A MOM.

My children are the best gifts I have received in this lifetime. Yet, I can’t seem to shake the odd feeling of sentimental anxiety I get every year when Mother’s Day comes around. I know a big part of it is that I miss my own mom so much (she has been in Heaven since 2002) that I can’t help the waterworks when I see other women with their moms. To me, Mother’s Day has never been about flowers or gifts. Mother’s Day should be a day everyone in the family acknowledges the fact that the household cannot operate without our existence. If we want to cry about this overwhelming responsibility, we can. So far, I have bittersweetly cried most of my Mothers’ Days and I probably will continue to do so.  Just like I will continue to do everything I can to make the lives of my kids the best ever, regardless of whether or not they make us cards…

This year, I am crying more than ever.  This is the last Mother’s Day that I will have my oldest daughter living with me.  She is going off to college this August and I cannot stop crying.  My girls have been laughing at me because I can’t help but notice that next week will be the last week I wash her school uniforms. In three months, I will no longer be serenaded by the beautiful sound of her playing the piano and I no longer have to lock my black eyeliner and nude bra in my safe (she is always taking them!).  I will miss the clutter and mess almost as much as I will miss cuddling with her in the mornings before school. I will miss watching all our serial TV shows, whether we would be gawking at Scandal or laughing at How I Met Your Mother.  It’s going to be bad and I know it.  I am bawling as I write this.

This is why, this clip has meant so much to me this year and why I want to share it with you. A few days ago, my daughter, Daniella, forwarded it to me and I was pleasantly surprised and moved. Watching your kids grow exponentially into something amazing is the best gift a mom can have and that is how I feel about my Daniella, Gabby and Sebi.  Every day, I grow prouder & more grateful, making all the loving sacrifice worthwhile.  A special thank you to Danny for the early Mother’s Day surprise of showing me you appreciate all my love, caring and support.  I am especially moved this Mother’s Day since it is the last one that you will be with me.  I am going to do everything in my power to make this Mother’s Day the best one ever!

Wishing all you SUPERMOMS a day filled with love and happiness and THE BEST MOTHER’S DAY EVER!  We have the most difficult jobs on earth and undoubtedly, the MOST REWARDING!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

XO

Arlene

This is what all moms want for Mother’s Day anyway… and a card.

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