Today my girls spoke straight to my heart and soul. My youngest created a beautiful video, balloons and a card saying “congrats on your creation” with two photos of her and her sister and “your love is the foundation of so many good things in my life”.– Samantha
My oldest wrote me a letter:
Day one. The first day of her lifetime, and the start of a journey of selflessness for yours. At one year, you have learned to live for another. You have known and become well acquainted to the long days of wiping bums, cleaning snot and unconditionally loving curious, wide eyed darling, who is learning a life in this big world.
At three years, you have become a teacher. You’ve experienced the first spoken words in a language and the first wobbly ankled, pudgy kneed steps into becoming a human.
At six years, you have become a hero, with Super human powers and the ability to kill spiders and open up lids to the jars her little fists just can’t seem to grasp. You have fought wars, collecting scars and pouring oceans of love and protection into her soul; all so when she looks into the dark side of the world she still says, “I really believe that people are good at heart”.
At nine years, you have given the support so that when she says, “one day, I’m going to be a Superstar”, you say, “well you better start practicing your autograph.” You have raised a diva, the tomboy, and the untamed spirit of a girl who’s soul dances to its own song.
At thirteen years, you have been the lone standing rock in an ocean of first kisses, insecurity and mean kids at school. You have kissed away tears, kept the flame burning and inspired the courage to stand up to the bad guys.
At seventeen years, you have given the world, the stars and the light that breaks through every inch and shadow of the universe. You have turned the diva into an explorer and taught a child the love of getting her hands dirty for the greater good of others. You have shown the world is in reach of her fingertips and every adventure in the palms of her hands.
All in all, you have shown the girl who is still afraid of spiders and who still needs her rock, that life is truly beautiful and something we need not take so seriously. You have given the word life a deeper meaning and been a perfect example of learning to explore and appreciate every aspect of it. Most importantly you have taught your girl to dance when it feels good, sing as loud as she wants when she hears a good song and march proudly to the rhythm of her own heartbeat.
So thank you mom. Thank you for always kissing away our tears, for always eating the burnt toast and lighting the flame I needed to learn and appreciate the not-so-secret secret of life. I love you with all my heart.
It is a very good mothers day!!
© Kathy Bazinet 2015