Ode to my Mother!
Well mom, this is for you! I hope that you get a chance tomorrow to read this. I cannot thank you for everything that you do for me and the children. Tonite of course, I am especially thankful! For some background...the kids have been seeming alittle under the weather...so I thought I would bring them in. Sylvi had an appt. anyhow and I was able to have them squeeze Lilly in as well. Then at the last minute I noticed Finn was getting worse, and my mom suggested that maybe we just take him with and see if they'd peek in his ears too! So at the last minute I asked my mom to come with and haul all 3 kids into the dr. for a 4:20 appt. I felt like this trip was doomed from the beginning. I have many times taken all 3 to the Dr. alone and done fine (not saying I loved it...just did what I needed to do). But I could tell right away this was not one of those times; the receptionist was crabby and made me set everything down to get out insurance cards, EVEN THOUGH i have already updated and had them scan them this year! 10 minutes later (while my dear mother was chasing the kids up and down a ramp) we head up to the clinic! Then, I kid you not, we waited an hour and a half to get into the "waiting room"...then another 1/2 hour or so later in comes the Dr. This whole time my mom was just doing her amazing thing: chasing down kids, looking at me with her calming look, making jokes, helping me not cry and lose it, and just being mom. You see I had 2 sick kids...not cooperating or listening, and one crazy 15 mos. old running baby! Mom, if it wasn't for you I know I would have just broken down in tears...MANY TIMES! Finally after seeing the Dr. we found out Finn has bronchitis and Lilly has a double ear infection! NO WONDER THEY WERE CRABBY! Sylvi is healthy as an ox (a chubby ox though). Mom you always help me feel validated in my feelings...I never feel like I am overreacting with you (even though I know I do...), and you are like Scott to me...a severe calming factor. You have a way of just makign me shrug my shoulders and hope that everything works out for the best. Mom you are amazing and I cannot say thank you enough. I was serious when I said tonite "I was just trying to come up with a clever gift to give you and dad for putting up with us on vacation, now I might as well just sign over the house after tonite!". I owe you everything...THANK YOU SO MUCH! I cannot say it enough. I love you mom!