I’m glad we get a day. Now that I have made it to this level of womanhood I understand why there is a dedicated day. We need Moms. Moms have a huge role in society, and good moms are in high demand.
What makes a good mom?
I don’t know what the polished answer is, but I know how a good mom makes you feel. A good mom makes you feel awesome, and my mom is great at making people feel awesome.
My childhood home was great because my mom was busy being a good mom. She did all the regular mom things like washing the funk, folding the stuff, cooking the things and making sure we didn’t kill each other (there were 4 of us, after all), but she also did things that went beyond all our physical needs.
She created a sanctuary.
Sanctuary: [sangk-choo-er-ee] noun- any place of refuge; asylum.
I learned pretty quickly that the world was loud, fast and harsh. The world came complete with obstacles…mean girls, big brothers, angry dogs, broccoli and algebra. I remember, many times, feeling beat up at the end of the day.
But then, I came home, and in the after hours of my life everything was calm.
There was a woman there who would help me sort everything out and make me feel like I could go back out there and do it all again. There wasn’t a magic formula of cookies and milk or family walks or even scheduled devotional time. She was just there for all of us, a surgeon to our wounds, an ear for our problems, a church for our prayers. She had arms that hugged, a mouth that laughed and a presence that cheered you on. She was then and is now, a place of laughter, comfort, joy and rest.
When I think of my mom, I think of awesome.