Ok, I have to come clean. There is a new Procter & Gamble commercial that makes me cry EVERY time I watch it. It’s about being a mom. The tag line is, “The hardest job in the world, is the best job in the world. Thank you mom.” And it just captures the pure love, pride, and endless devotion that moms all over the world give to their kids.
Check out the long 2 minute version on the P&G youtube page.
As moms, our days are often filled with endless tasks… We put our children’s needs above our own… We tirelessly take care of all the details… We are our children’s #1 cheerleaders… We are devoted and strong. Often times, a lot of what we do goes unnoticed. There are plenty of days when I feel all my hard work goes unappreciated. But then there are moments when Miss M cuddles up with me and says, “I love you mommy” or offers to kiss my booboos or gives me that special look that she gives to no one else but me… And you remember what it’s all about.
Being a mom is often super emotional for me because I don’t have my own mother to turn to anymore. Every time I have a special moment or adventure with Miss M it makes me think of my mom and all the special adventures we had together. Overnights to funky little B&B’s across Nova Scotia… Dancing together at family functions… Traveling to different places… Seeing new things… As a daughter – and an only child – my relationship with my mom was especially close. We had an almost spiritual connection. An intuitive knowing. An unbreakable bond.
While I’m thankful for the 36 years we had together, I would have loved to have more. I still can’t believe she’s gone.
And this is why I must continue my fight. For Miss M. And for my mom.
I won’t let cancer take me away from Miss M the same way it took my mom away from me. I cannot give up. I cannot let down my guard. I must do everything in my power to stay on this earth as long as I can – to watch Miss M grow up… To guide her… Cheer her on… Love her unconditionally.
Make sure your mom knows how much you love her and how you appreciate all that she does. Treasure the moments you have together. Do it now. Don’t wait.
Peace. – T