Tuesday, March 8, 2011

International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day, and One Wee Voice is asking others to help celebrate by recognizing the importance of the women in our own lives.

No one has shaped me quite like my mother. That isn't always a good thing; I grew up swearing up and down that I wouldn't inherit her particular...tendencies, but they are in me just the same. Every time I bitch because my husband cleans the wrong way, or I internally cringe at some other transgression, I think of you. When people wear shoes in the house, I think of you. When I sit down to a breakfast of popcorn, I think of you. We haven't always gotten along, and our personalities are still more different than alike, but our relationship now is stronger than ever before. I appreciate that you were able to grow along with me.

So cheers to you, Mom! Thanks for expecting my best, for making sure I never quit, for teaching me to bake and for making me the best stain remover I know. Most of all, thank you for making me a better mother, wife and person. I couldn't have done it without you. I love you.

Happy International Women's Day!

This post is a contribution to One Wee Voice's International Women's Day Celebration.


KD said...

You know what? These words are simple, but profound in a way that has moved me!

Thanks for taking part!

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