Mamas are amazing people. They do so much for their children.
Mamas give little life lessons all the time. At random times, while riding in the car, cooking supper, or cleaning the house, they always offer little bits of advice about boys/dating/marriage, cooking, hospitality, cleaning, babies, and any other topic that comes to mind. These little life lessons stick with their children, coming to mind at just the right times. (So many of Mama’s little life lessons have come to my mind at random times ever since I left home!)
Mamas stay with their child for the first two weeks of college to make sure they are settled and to ease the transition. Mamas also listen to their children cry on the phone over wanting to come home, and offer advice and comfort.
Mamas fly for hours over the ocean to visit their children, even if they said they would NEVER do so, and the thought is terrifying.
Mamas help out when you are stressed about your first event in a new country, where you just moved and you don’t know the language or culture. They go all over the place to collect craft supplies, and spend the day with you to plan, read and practice Bible stories, and do flashcards to learn the new language.
Mamas go to the store with you when your card stops working and the cashiers get upset because you don’t speak their language, and grocery shopping is just plain stressful. They make it so much less stressful just by being there.
Mamas always remember your favorite foods and cook them for you, or cook you the one exact thing you feel like you can eat when you’re pregnant. They remember that you like your peanut butter and jelly mixed on your sandwich, or they make your favorite pie any chance they get.
Mamas patiently answer every little question you have about babies, and help you know you aren’t doing anything wrong.
Mamas answer the phone at 2 am when you’re freaking out and asking if your baby is normal.
Mamas take time out of their day to have a FaceTime visit and study to catch up and learn more about God and how we can please Him. They find books and make studies that go along perfectly with whatever you’re going through in life. And they always listen to anything your struggling with, and try to talk it through and make it better.
Mamas drop what they’re doing (even when it is a busy day and they have a ton to do), and drive to pick you up when you have a screaming baby and a flat tire. They help you calm the baby and take you home to eat and relax.
Mamas always know just what to do to make you feel loved. And they do such a good job.
I have been incredibly blessed with the BEST Mama for 21 years, and I have also been blessed to have another Mama come into my life in the past couple of years. Both of these amazing women have given so much to me and taught me so much. I don’t know what I would do without them. I am so thankful for their examples and I pray someday I can make Mae feel as loved!
My amazing Mama, who is a great Mawmaw
My lovely mother-in-law, who is a wonderful Grami!