The year was 1997. I was in 3rd grade and my sister was in 7th grade.
It was 5:30 pm and mom wasn’t home yet. Usually she would be home from work by now. But today was different.
Then 6:00 pm came and she was still not home. I remember staring out the window, crying and thinking of the worst, “what if she never comes back home?”
Outside, the rain poured harder. My sister did her best to comfort me.
“She’ll be back soon.” she said with a forced smile. I could tell she was worried too.
We both stared out the window and watched the rain.
A mother’s sacrifice is always under-appreciated. From physical sacrifices like giving birth to breast feeding, to delaying professional endeavors for the betterment of a child’s development. A mother makes countless sacrifices just to see her family smile.
Our father passed away when I was 2 years old, leaving my mom as a single parent to take care of my sister and I.
At that point, mom made a huge sacrifice. In order to provide us the future she felt we deserved, she sent my sister and I to Taiwan to live with our grandparents while she went back to school.
During the 4 years we lived in Taiwan, we saw our mom twice a year. Looking back, it must have been a hard decision to do what she did but my sister and I both really appreciate the sacrifice she made for our futures.
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A mother’s commitment to the well-being of her family can sometimes be overlooked or considered “nagging”.
Before my sophomore year of college, my mom wrote me this letter. I thought she was such a nagger.
In hindsight, it was one of the most impactful messages that I needed to hear.
Nagging? Nope, more like caring.
A mother teaches her children just about every emotion by example – happiness, sadness, fear, anger, helplessness and most importantly love.
Probably to your surprise, my mom was once handcuffed and arrested by police.
Of course something like this would happen at the DMV.
She wasn’t happy with the way I was treated as a minor and demanded to speak to the manager. The security guards “protecting” the DMV would not let her in.
But she still tried to force herself in anyways. I’ve never seen her so mad before.
Next thing you know, the police came and arrested her.
I’ll never forget the time my mom went to jail fighting for me. Pretty badass I must say…
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It’s now 6:30 pm, both my sister and I were crying now.
As if God heard our prayers, we saw a pair of headlights through the rain.
It was mom. My sister and I ran to the door like puppies.
When she entered, we were actually mad at her. We both yelled at her, still upset that she came home so late.
But we hugged her tight. Super tight.
My sister and I are who we are today because of our mom.
You shouldn’t have to wait until Mother’s Day to tell your mom thank you or I love you.
A simple gesture of appreciation can be done daily. It is important we consider every day as Mother’s Day.
How fly is mom tho?
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