Sometimes life has a way of smacking you in the face and shoving you so far in the dirt you can taste the soil. When it does, all you can do is pull back, erase off the soil, and cry. Happy Mothers Day Cry a lot, because you have been hurt. Not only because of those who forced you in the soil, but because you let yourself go there. You let them shove you around.
It’s not until someone lets you talk about it, tell your story and make you feel as if they understand where it is you are coming from. It’s not if you do not feel like you have been heard, that you can erase away all the pain. Or so you think! Maybe it’s a moment right after the conversation that you realize whats important, is not what happened to you, but alternatively what is around you. Or who is around you.
To say I have had a bad week is putting it lightly, but who doesn’t have bad weeks? I was definitely having a “oh pity me” week. I will spare the details. It was in the final moments of my day I realized, I can rebel, erase off the soil, and cry a little and then laugh! And here is why.
My son Joey, concered about me (like he does), hands me a white paper bag and tells me to open it. Externally of the white paper bag it says, Happy Mother Day. Inside the bad was a handmade card. Pink construction paper with blue construction paper scotch taped to it. On the blue paper was written, Happy Moter Day (spelling it exactly like he wrote it). I opened up the card and on the inside it said this (as he wrote it):
You’re the best mom
Ever your allways
Generous, loving, and
You are so hard
Working and deserve more
When compared to a day off, I wish
I could have a job to
Helpout. Your so great!
By: Joey Meteger
I have to tell you I broke out in complete laughter. I was laughing hectically. I felt bad, but could not help myself. I know that sounds horrible. I could tell this has been something he had done very quickly and late. I thought it was funny because it said ‘Moter”. Happy ‘Moter’ day… Then he signed it ‘by’: and wrote his last name, crossed it out because it was spelled wrong and then wrote in the correct spelling. Again, I could not stop laughing. All I could say was “Happy Moter Day. inches
He pulled out his dimples and thought to me “At least you’re laughing mom, and I am glad to listen to that”. He gave me a hug and went to bed. Man, kids really can put us in our place. Even when we know they are doing something out of remorse or worry, they have a way of setting us straight. They help us to remember, when the chaos of the world stamps our memory out. I will take a ‘Happy Moter Day’ card any day Joey Metzger. Thanks for reminding me about whats important and thank you for making me laugh. I love you!
Happy ‘Moter” day for all the moms out there and to all the children who remind them why they are so important, for reminding them to laugh when all they want to do is cry!