It's Mother's day, and officially a week until I reach the age where I am no longer trustworthy. (Don't trust anyone over 30, man!) ...Well, technically, I'll be 30, not over 30, so maybe I have another year of trustworthiness to look forward to...or maybe it ends when you hit 30 and 1 day...I don't know what the rules are...
In regards to Mother's Day, I have a little something to show (and a little something I can't show yet...)
First, what I can show. I made a little something for my Work Mom. Her name is Miss Lettie, and I adore her ever so much! She is so good to me (way better than I deserve). She always listens to me when I need to talk, she takes care of me, and she would kick the butts of anyone who did me wrong. If that's not a mom, I don't know what is! I always try to make her a little something special for Mother's Day, just so she knows I'm thinking of her and I appreciate her so much. So here's what I made:
|This is the envelope for the card (just a store bought card, nothing handmade...). I always hate my hand-writing, but check out that sweet 'L'! I am in love with it...I had to show it off!|
|Here's my little sketchy girl that I drew and water-colored. I wanted something simple and sweet, and I am pretty happy with the results. And Miss Lettie really liked it, and that's the most important part!|
In the card I mentioned that the red parts of this drawing are the most important ones: a red headband to show I always think about her, red stockings because she puts the pep in my step and, of course a red heart because I love her very much!
I also made something for my regular mom. Her name's Marian...she's not that regular, she's actually pretty awesome...I say regular mom to differentiate from my work mom, Miss Lettie. I don't want to say actual mom, because they both fit that role in my head. So work mom vs. regular mom...no wait, that sounds like their in a boxing match... Ok... Work mom is Miss Lettie, Birth mom is Marian. There...that sounds better...
Anyway, I made something for my Birth mom (Marian), but I can't share it yet, because I haven't given it to her yet and she reads the blog and, really, she should see it before anyone else...so I'll have to share it later.
Mother's Day is always a little bit sad for me, because I know that, unless there's some substantial miracle that happens, I won't get to be a mom. It gets me down sometimes.
This year, though, I've been thinking about what constitutes a mom. A mom isn't a mom just because she ruined her lady parts to bring you into the world! There are a sad amount of women out there that prove this theory by being horrible and irresponsible parents. There are also a large number of women out there who prove it in a positive way! Miss Lettie, is my dear friend, and is also like a mom to me. She listens to me when I need an ear. She's always taking care of me in a million little ways. She fusses at me when I say or do something out of line, because she wants me to be a good person. She encourages me with all my crafty endeavors. She lets me know that she's proud of me, too! She makes me feel good about myself. And all those things, to me, are a big part of what makes a real mom!
So this year, it's not so sad to me that I probably won't have kids of my own. I can follow the examples of all the amazing women in my life who are helping to shape me (still, at almost 30!) into a good person. I can try to be kind of woman for others. So maybe, in the end, I do get to be a mom...and still keep my lady parts in tact...