mom

For real, though.

My parents are two of the most important people in my life.  I'll get to my love and admiration for my father in another post, because since it's only two short days until Mother's Day, my mom (and moms in general) is the subject of this one.

My mom is literally the greatest.  There's probably nothing I'll be able to do for the rest of my life that will both repay my mother for everything she's done for me and atone for all the stress I've caused her.  And I'm not alone, I think.  Sure, there are people out there whose moms are not really shining examples of nurturing and love, and I can endorse those people not being super excited for Mother's Day, but most people, I think, owe a lot more to their mothers than they realize on a day to day basis.

Mother's Day was started by Anna Jarvis in 1908.  Anna wanted people to commemorate 'the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world' and that, I think, is a great way to describe most mothers.  A mother loves her child more than almost anyone else in their entire life will, and she probably loves them longest.  Being loved by anyone is humbling, but the kind of truly unconditional, unqualified love of a mother is the kind of thing that you need a single day to celebrate because if you thought about it as much as you should, you'd be literally paralyzed by humility.

I'm gonna wrap it up because there are only so many times that I can say that my mom rocks and that I love her, so just make this Mother's Day count, you guys.  I probably don't know your mom, but she's probably awesome.  Just sayin'.

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