Saturday, May 8, 2010

I'll Always be "Mommy"


One of the greatest joys of my life was becoming a mommy. Not just once but twice. Being a mommy is a badge of honor. Once you receive that badge, there's no turning back, it will always be there with you.

The first time I realized I was a mommy was not when Married Boo had slathered Vaseline all over her body and came out naked while I was interviewing prospective day care parents. It wasn't even when she chewed up a whole pack of gum or pulled 5 teeth out in one day because she wanted more money from the tooth fairy.

The second baby girl came along and I realized that I was a mommy again. It wasn't because she clung to me every waking minute. Nor was it that she learned to read and write at 3 years old. It wasn't even when she told me that I was pwetty and had pwetty bwown eyes. It wasn't even the sweetness of her saying that she was going to mawwy Stevie Wonder when she grew up.

No, I realized that I was a mommy when I held them in my arms for the very first time and they looked at me and recognized me as their mommy. There's that bond, unspoken that exists between a mom and a child. They have your back, you know you've got theirs..in fact, you've got their back, their sides, their feet....you would literally throw yourself in front of a moving truck if it meant saving your child's life.

I love being Mommy. Even now, that my baby, Single Boo is almost 21 and Married Boo is almost 23, it's music to my ears when I hear them call my name, "Mommy".

My life is beautiful and full and rich because I am their Mommy.

Happy Mother's day to mommies everywhere....that includes mommies of babies in heaven, mommies of babies with four paws and fur, mommies of babies that are 7 ft and still growing...Happy Mother's day!!

25 comments:

Mari said...

Simone - this is so sweet! I laughed at Married Boo's antics and hopefully she will get one just like that! I smiled at Single Boo's sweetness and could hear her saying those things with that little girl lisp.
This brought back memories of my kids, when they were babies.
Happy Mother's day!
PS - your daughters are beautiful!

dana said...

Wait.....are those your two daughters at the door??? Or is that YOU and your daughter? Pretty hard to figure out and WHAT a compliment to YOU if that IS you!!!

Don't make me say that twice.

Frau said...

Happy Mother's day! Your two Boo's are pretty lucky to have such a wonderful loving Mommy! Hope your day is as special as you are.

Kathy said...

Aw, this is a very sweet and tender post.

Kimmy @ kimmythingy said...

What a lovely post!
Happy Mother's Day. You have two gorgeous daughters and I'm sure they adore you just as you adore them :-)

Menopausal New Mom said...

Happy Mother's Day to you! I felt like a mommy the minute I saw that + on the pregnancy test. Suddenly everything I did or ate became all about her. I am so blessed to have had the chance to be a mom, I was 45 when she was born. Everyday it's a priviledge to be a mom to this amazing little four year old.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Dana, girl, I wish I looked like I was in my 20's!!!!

Those are my beautiful daughters.

Nezzy said...

Awww, what a sweet, precious tribute to Mother's Day and all mothers.

Your girls are adorable!!! Just like their mama!

You have a wonderful Mother's Day filled with wounderous blessings!!!

Terra said...

Happy Momma Day, as we say at our house. Yes, mommy is a badge of honor and joy.

ethelmaepotter! said...

This is the best Mother's Day tribute ever...tender, sweet, emotional, heartfelt, and authentic. It touches all us mommies, and I thank you for bringing a teary smile to my face today.

PS Your daughters are GORGEOUS!

Xmas Dolly said...

Well, excuse me while I pick my mouth up off the floor. They are absolutely gorgeous. So, which one is running for Miss America or both? Wow, You must've had your hands full with all the boys knocking at the door I bet. Your sentiment of being a mom made me laugh and cry! Fabulously put. If ever anyone ever explained a mother's love you have finally done it correctly. Have a blessed Mother's Day!

Deidra said...

Happy Mother's Day, my friend!

Joanna Jenkins said...

YOur daughters are more beautiful than ever Simone! Hope your Mother's Day with them is fabulous. I know you are an inspiration to them.
Happy Mother's Day!
xo

roy/elisabeth dean said...

What beautiful girls! Your love just "shines" through.
I love hearing the antics of others' children....my girls at 3 & 5 thought it would be cute to use pink playtex tampon applicators as fingernails, then came into the den to show them to the Minister and his wife! Of course, the REASON the box of tampons was out in the first place is also the reason I was so upset. Dang, had to go to the store as soon as the Preacher left! It was pretty funny 3 days later ;~)

Have a beautiful Mother's Day,
♥,Lilly

Syrone said...

I remember those days. They flew by so quickly. Your girls are so beautiful. You're a blessed mom and I'm a blessed aunt.

Veronica Lee said...

Awww!! This is so sweet!

Happy Mother's Day, Simone!

Velvet Over Steel said...

I so agree! Happy Mother's Day my blogging friend!! ENJOY!! :-)
HUG,
Coreen

Ina in Alaska said...

I love to hear adult children calling their Moms "Mommy"... happy Mother's Day to you, Sweet Simone! xoxox

Anita said...

Your daughters are two Simone look-a-like angels. :)
You have to be so proud of them. To hear you talk about them, I know they are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside.
EnJoy Mother's Day!

blueviolet said...

You expressed it so beautifully, and I feel the love you have for your gorgeous girls so clearly. I share that kind of love for my own kids as well. It's a wonderful, wonderful thing.

Happy Mother's Day!

Sheryl said...

To repeat your own words:

Happy Mother's day to mommies everywhere....that includes mommies of babies in heaven, mommies of babies with four paws and fur, mommies of babies that are 7 ft and still growing...Happy Mother's day!! - - AMEN

P.S. My girls still call me mommy once in a while, especially when they're sick. LOL

Lin said...

Happy Mother's Day, Simone! Yes, being a mom is and has been the most wonderful part of my life. I cannot imagine life without my two either. How lucky we are!

This Mother's Day is bittersweet as I watch my son graduate from H.S. and move onward to independence and college. I'm wayyyy sentimental and teary-eyed every day these days!

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

Awwwwww!!! Sweetest post ever. Happy Mommy's Day to you and your darling family!! XOXOX

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Loved this post! Your girls are beautiful - just like you are! I'm so happy you had such an enjoyable, special day!

Redbonegirl97 said...

Glad to know that you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Tiffany
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