Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wearing Love On My Sleeve

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Image by MJIphotos via Flickr"]With Mom[/caption]

Mom. Mother. Mama

Sweet words to a woman's soul.

1. I love my mom.

2. Love

3. Respect

4. Appreciate

5. When my children call me mom I realize...

6. No one else in the world gets that name-

7. From my children.

8. It's special.

9. I admit that sometimes...

10. I wish I could change my name.

11. And run away

12. Far away

13. Because the name Mom holds a lot of responsibility.

14. It's also the name that prefaces a lot of requests.

15. Like, "Mom, can I?"

16. Or, "Mom will you?"

17. Sometimes, "Mom I need..."

18. I threaten to change my name...

19. My kids say they'd find me

20. So, I give in. And stay.

Because all they have to say is, "I love you", and it's all over with.


  1. Brad Gibson (Your loving son. :D)September 16, 2010 at 12:18 AM


    You can't leave us, Mom.

    We'd find you.

    And we'd bring you back. O__________O

  2. Being a Mom is special! And, I like your thoughts about it.

  3. Moms are the most loved and hated beings on earth, yet I wouldn't change a thing.

  4. great blog, and i could have summed that all up with the Beatles song "All You Need Is Love". keep up the good work, Dawn!

  5. well i may not call you "mom" BUT you are mother to my siblings, grandmother to my children, a friend and sometimes therapist to me and an irreplacible part of my family. I would lead the search matter where you go we will find you. (in my head that was scary sounding). lol love you!

  6. That is sweet...a little scary...but sweet:) Love you too.

  7. This is such a poignant post. one else gets that name for your children. How awesome is that?

  8. Oh yes, I love being mom, and then some days I wish I could hide, but I wouldn't trade it for the world! And there is a progression, there is the 'ma-ma', the mama, the mommy, and then mom, and then there's "mu-ther!" At this point, my kids are 17, 19, 22 and 28 and they mostly call me mom... and friend, well except for maybe the 17 year old, every other day, lol!