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What Do Other Moms Really Want for Mother's Day?

Find out what a local mom really wants for Mother's Day.

My Mother’s Day wish list is long with non tangible items! But wait, give me more time and I’ll tell you about another list of mine that requires cash, check, or credit. Yes, I love purchased indulgent moments only for me and my tired aging hair and body parts. Sign me up for a manicure, pedicure, massage, hair coloring, and toss in an oil change and tire rotation and I’ll be good to go for another month or so. This North Reading mom needs some fixing up after running around meeting the demands and joys of motherhood, work, marriage, family, aging parents and lovely friends. Juggling is not what I do. Rather, I put things down and leave them there until I can get to them. Motherhood has taught me how to be more flexible, adaptable, creative, and sneaky about capturing bugs and worms for my little guy to observe. Motherhood has turned me into a master of Lego creations and a professional toy organizer-extraordinaire. 

What do I really want this Mother’s Day? I want my son to listen and hear my message. There are so many lessons and things to teach a child in life. My top three include: Be kind. Be happy. Be healthy. I want the world to be safe and gentle and patient and loving. I want to become less worried and more Zen. I want my husband to know how much I love and adore him for all the things he does to keep our family striving (and vacationing)! I want to express gratitude and say thank you to my Mom for everything. I want to leave other moms with a reminder of just how very precious they are in the delicate balance of life and love in each of your families. I want to send a special message to my wonderful father-in-law, Richard, and other dads and grandpas who step in and help with mothering and grand-mothering in places where a mom or grandma is missing or no longer with us. Thank you grandpa for all your loving mom moments
(and fresh baked brownies)! Happy Mother’s Day, moms! I hope you get exactly what you want and need on this very special day. 

Hey moms! Write a reply and tell me what is on your list? What do you really want for Mother’s Day?

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Deborah Gutierrez May 13, 2012 at 04:24 AM
I want to see my best friend from Boston, to actually be able to touch her beautiful face as I put my arms around her and give her a huge, overdue hug! To look at her beautiful blue eyes and tell her just how much she means to me, to thank her for her endless phonecalls in the midst of catching bugs and worms for her baby boy, and taking time for me in between watching her son swing way too high on the swings at the park, and for always, I mean ALWAYS showing me the beauty in every situation -- even the horrible ones that have me sobbing when I call her, that I can see no solution for. I want to tell her that I love the aging hair and skin, and would give just about anything to be able to smell her hair because that would mean that she is close enough to touch. I am blessed to have survived single motherhood, raising twin sons. Now, as I face empty nest syndrome, I am so blessed and grateful to have angels disguised as great friends; friends who write wonderful blogs. Bravo, my dear. Bravo! And Happy Mothers Day! I love you!
Tracy Evans May 14, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Wow. Thanks. You made my mother's day brighter!

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