2. Going through Labor: Out of all the things moms do, this one deserves a standing ovation. Scientists have said there is no external pain that can compare to the pain women experience during labor, so thanks, mom, for dealing with the world's worst pain to hang out with me! Next time boys try comparing birth to a kick in their privates, just show them this video of four grown men screaming higher than Ariana Grande singing, while attached to a Labor Pain simulator:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b81Cr97ANrk .
3. All the Diapers She Changed: If you've never changed the diaper of an infant who hasn't started eating solid foods, then bless your heart, you don't know gross. You're living in a world of unicorns and cotton candy clouds if you think its just a "quick change" and "done" thing; a lot of babies like to squirm around and even enjoy grabbing a chunk of it (poop, if you haven't caught on yet), and throwing it in the air, faster than you can blink. So, momma, thanks for being prepared at all times (even the middle of the night) to clean up stinky messes, you rock!!
4. All the Tears She Dried: From the 1 a.m. screaming wake up calls when we were babies, to 1 a.m. wake up calls (literally) when you realize college just sucks and you need to cry about it, there's no one better to cry to or with than a mama. She knows when to give advice, when to just listen and let you cry, and how to make you laugh when everything seems miserable. Thanks mom for being one of the very few people who can "turn that frown upside-down."
5. How Hard She Works: She gets 10+ loads of weekly laundry done, makes breakfast, lunch and dinner, gets the grocery shopping done, while constantly cleaning up our messes. As if being a mother isn't already a full-time job (don't argue, it is definitely a full-time job), a lot of moms have other jobs as well. Thanks for working so hard, mom!
6. All the Colds She's Gotten:-from taking care of us. While the rest of the world pulled the "oh my gosh, you're sick, get away!" card, mom was the one holding the "barf-bucket" by our bed, making sure our tissue supply was in full stock and rubbing our backs. More often than not, she would get sick right after we got better, and I don't think thats a coincidence. Thanks for being willing to catch the cold, to make sure we would get better, momma!!
7. Her Willingness to Call Us Out: She knows you and your worth (I mean, think of all the hard work she's selflessly poured into you), so it doesn't make sense for her to let you be any less than spectacular, and she's just not afraid of letting you know when you're totally out-of-line. I can't count how many times my mother has looked me in the eyes and said "I love you too much to let you be a brat." The older I get, the more I realize where she's coming from; being a mother requires you to pour 110% of yourself (physically and emotionally) into someone else, so naturally mothers hope for and, more importantly, deserve the best we can give them. Thanks for all the times you let me know I wasn't living up to my worth!
"I love my mom, because after always complaining to her about people not staying constant in my life, I realized she was always there."-Ramsey Minto
"I love my mom, because she always encouraged me to be strong and that being a girl shouldn't stop me from achieving whatever I want."-Dory Ingram
I love my mom, because she's the strongest woman I know. She's taught me how to love myself and others through her role as a single parent, and she's never given up on me, even though others have given up on her."-Rashel Quintanilla
"I love my mom, because event though she could have easily put me up for adoption (or worse), she kept me even though she was only a teenager. She gave up everything for me, she is so strong in so many was and has to most loving heart. She is my rock and the person I cry to. I thank God every day for her."-Ashlyn Powell
"I love my mom, because she is so strong and has always put on a brave face, no matter what the situation. She makes a great role model for my sister and I. Not only is she my mom, but my best friend and I wouldn't trade her for the world."-Hunter Kendall