Preview: Mom takes care of everyone and carries the weight of the world o her shoulders… but who takes care of Mom?
As you read this, think of the woman in your life who takes care of everything. The one who makes it possible for you to be who you are and be taken care of.
Empathize with where she comes from, what she goes through, and why she does it all. She takes care of everyone.
…But who takes care of Mom?
Mom tucks you into bed and wakes you up for school. She makes sure homework is done, makes cookies for the bake sale, and knows when the field trip is. Mom knows your teacher’s name, who you sit with on the bus, and the name of that boy who made fun of your lunchbox in kindergarten. She goes to your basketball games, science fairs, and awards ceremonies. She makes sure you fill out your college applications and takes your SATs. She wants you to go to a good college and get a great job so you will have a happy life because she loves you. But who takes care of Mom?
She runs a household- she doesn’t just clean and do laundry. She plans, she budgets, she organizes. She spring cleans and preps for “winterizing” to keep her family warm. She knows when it’s time to switch out the winter clothes and where to store the summer ones. She makes sure everyone has what they need at all times. But who takes care of Mom?
Mom cooks and shops and bakes. She cooks your favorite meal so you feel special on your birthday. She bakes a cake just because. She makes food for the neighbors when they are grieving or injured because Mom takes care of everyone. But who takes care of Mom?
Mom makes you chicken soup when you are sick. She buys you tissues and gives you vitamins. She tells you when you need to go to the doctors. She goes with you. She takes care of her husband when he has a man-cold even though she is sick herself. She makes sure he has his tissues and vitamins and chicken soup. She checks on everyone to make sure they are getting better. But who takes care of Mom?
Mom is the Easter Bunny and Santa Clause. She decorates to get her family in the holiday spirit. She plans. She bakes. She shops. She wraps. She does all of this so her family can remember happy holidays. Mom IS the magic of Christmas. What would the holiday even be without her? But who takes care of Mom?
A mom knows when you are upset even when you are trying not to show it. She knows how to dig it out of you. She holds you when you need to cry. She yells at you when you need tough love. She gets you back on track when you fall off your path. She stands by you when you are happy. She walks beside you when you just need quiet support. She is everything. But who takes care of Mom?
Moms run the world. They are our hearts, our conscience, our guidance, our critics, our fans, and our futures. They birth us, they sing us lullabies, they groom us and prepare us. They kiss our boo-boos and nudge us back to reality. They teach us life and love and happiness.
Mom skips meals, misses out on sleep, goes without, and puts herself last. She cares more about her family than her own happiness.
But who takes care of Mom? Who notices when she is upset? Who gives her a hug just because? Who makes sure Mom is feeling loved and supported and fulfilled?
Who takes care of her when she’s sick? Who makes sure she always has everything she needs? Who wonders if she’s hungry or sick or sad? Who tucks her in and wakes her up?
It needs to be pointed out. Every piece of it.
Motherhood is absolutely the most gut-wrenching, sanity testing, nerve-racking, multitasking, test of the strength of a woman’s heart. It’s hard.Motherhood is absolutely the most gut-wrenching, sanity testing, nerve-racking, multitasking, test of the strength of a woman's heart. It's hard. Don't forget to take care of Mom.
Your wife is doing it. Your Mom is doing it. Your sister and aunt and grandma are doing it. They’re doing it all. And they won’t tell you how much they need you. But they do.
They need a hug for no reason. They need a helping hand. They need a partner and a friend. They need a shoulder and an ear. And they deserve it.
Your support. Your love. Your patience. Your understanding.
Motherhood is a blessing. It is worth every single second. Your acknowledgment and appreciation make it easier. Remember that. It’s more important than you know.
Now go hug your wife. She needs a hug.
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..so who takes care of Mom?