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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Ode to Mothers

One guess as to what this post is going to be about?  If you guessed mothers, you'd be correct (and if you didn't.....check your calender).  Mother, mom, madre, mama, mum; no matter how you say it, they are the ones we know and love.  Somehow they are able to look over all the dumb, insane, annoying, and gross things we do. 

They go through intense and indescribable pain to bring us into the world, then they have a tiny little human to care for.  Changing diapers, feeding, rocking, holding, and doing the basic baby thing.  Okay, from a non-mother point of view, this would get really monotonous.  But, mothers have that connection and will to do whatever it takes to care for a child.
After the baby stage there is the infamous "terrible two's" or toddler stage.  Heavenly Father must have known how horrible kids would be around that age, that's why they look so cute.  My mom had some interesting times with us at this stage.  Some of the things we did to her as toddlers consist of almost getting sued because of a car flying through a store and hitting someone in the head, biting of other children, drawing all over the walls in permanent marker, going to the bathroom in....not the bathroom, the list could go on and on.  I'm just grateful she loved us enough not to sell us.
Teenagers.....don't even get my parents started on that!  What teenager doesn't put their mom through grief and hair pulling anxiety attacks?  It's normal.  I'm still not sure how they make it without killing us, but it's probably the many years put into us prior to being a teenager.  And the fact that they semi-remember what it was like "when they were a kid."
My mom :)
My mom has so much love for us it is incredible!  No matter how much we push her buttons or drive her completely up the walls, she still is able to love us unconditionally.  The kind of love that she has, is charity.
"1...charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever.."
I am still striving to have this kind of love.  My mother, Beth Nestman, exemplifies this in everything she does.  I am so grateful for her and the wonderful opportunity I have to be able to call her on Mothers day and tell her that.  Go tell your mom you love them. 
I love you mom!

1 comment:

Elder Brian Menasco said...

Mothers are the best! I wanna be like mine!

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