From the moment that I heard his first cry, my main focus in life has been my son’s welfare and happiness. For the first year of his life, I listened all night to make sure that he was breathing, barely sleeping. Once we made it past the SIDS scare in the first year of life, I sat up with him at night because of asthma attacks. To help him breathe better, we equipped our house with a special filtration system, so that we could clean the air of his allergens. Then, when he started pre-school, I volunteered for all of the parties, bringing special foods that he could eat with his allergies. I made gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free food fun for him and his friends. I thought the food was difficult until he began to have difficulty in school and my husband and I spent a large chunk of our savings getting testing for him to force the school to address his learning disabilities. And, every year we continue to fight to make sure that he has what he needs to learn at school.
I know that I am not alone. There are many Moms working hard everyday to raise their children. This weekend and everyday I celebrate us hardworking Moms. Here’s to us! Happy Mother’s Day!
Today I celebrate my 12th Mother’s Day. My first Mother’s Day I was hormonal and cried all day because I was so happy to finally be a mother. When my son started school, Mother’s Day began to include an art project, most of which are framed and hanging in my house. Every year no matter what is happening on Mother’s Day, I am always grateful that I am a Mother. I wish each of you a wonderful Mother’s Day!
A year ago today, I launched this website www.i-am-a-mom.com on Mother’s Day. It began with some funny stories about being a Mom, making all of my friends laugh. When I joined Twitter, I began to reach a larger audience. With the story “Peanut Meets Ronald McDonald” in July 2014, my site became global when MacDonald’s tweeted the story as a most read. In the following month, I had another surge when “My Captain, My Captain” was published on the Tribute Wall for Robin Williams http://www.robin-williams.net/tributes.php. Through the laughter and the tears, this site has continued to grow to 5000 followers in 48 countries. I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for supporting www.i-am-a-mom.com. Happy Anniversary to www.i-am-a-mom.com!
Tomorrow is our opportunity every year to say thank you to our mothers. Mom we thank you for all of the late nights, early mornings, homemade costumes, birthday parties, Christmas stockings, serving as a Den Mother for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, chaperone for field trips, cookies and cupcakes for bake sales, break up comforting, rides to dances, rides to dance and gymnastic classes, working extra hours to pay for our braces, watching all of our football, soccer and lacrosse games, all day support at dance competitions, waiting up to make sure that we came home safely, meeting with our teachers, getting us help in school when we needed it and most of all never giving up on us and our dreams. Thank you Mom for loving us unconditionally and always being there. Happy Mother’s Day!