Monday, March 20, 2006
moms just need to know
So, I hung out with about 6,000 moms this weekend. . .
I taught a workshop called Home Sweet Home, chatting with moms about the things you say makes home a safe place.
These moms were there because they cared. They wanted to get the scoop on how to connect with you, how to talk about things that mattered, and how to let you know how much you mean to them.
I listened to stories all day long. Some moms cried. Some moms bragged on their teens. Others listened quietly and I could see the pain, knowing when the room cleared they'd share their concerns, their fears.
Being a mom is a hard job. I guess that's why they honor them with a whole day once a year.
Just doesn't seem like a lot when you consider what these women do, or hope to do, in your life.
Maybe we should have a mom's day once a month or on a quarterly basis.
Or maybe it's good just to let them know every once in a while how amazing we think they are.
They need to hear it -- honest. If you think they just ought to know it, hmm. . . Think again. Most of the time moms work really hard and don't get to hear the "thank you" or "I love you" that comes with all that they do.
An unexpected hug is like receiving candy and hearts and flowers all on the same day.
So, step away from the computer and find your mom -- or the person who loves you like a mom -- and give them a hug for no reason. If she faints, she'll come around sooner or later. If she asks you why, just tell her it's because she's your mom and you love her. Even if she doesn't respond, I promise it means something very special.
Mom just need to know. . . you know?