I remember years ago, I went with a friend to her little boy's soccer game. He must have been five or six at the time and still finding his place in the world...and the soccer field. He ran, or rather skipped, around the ball saying "tippy toes, tippy toes, stay on your tippy toes!" If the ball came his way he darted off, sans ball, in the other direction.When the coach gestured at him to run he waved back and continued skipping. "Holy of holies" I thought to myself, too scared to make eye contact with my friend. "She must be cringing with embarrassment." I thought. But she wasn't. She was bursting with pride. She was his biggest supporter and in her eyes her little boy was THE star of the game. I didn't get it then but I get it now.
As the mother to two beautiful adopted children my heart overflows every time they do something. Anything. It doesn't matter what. They are my heartbeat. They are my champions. They are winners.
2012 is the year of the Olympics and my 2nd year celebrating Mother's Day as a mom. P&G (along with Pampers, Always, Olay, Pantene, Gillette, Vicks and Head & Shoulders) is celebrating Mamas of Olympians and the Mamas who have raised great kids.
Mom I salute you for all the sacrifices you made. I can only hope that I will be half the mom to Emma and Ben...
Thank you for :
always loving me. Even when I wasn't very lovable (think Emo before Emo was fashionable)
not blowing a gasket when you caught me topless, making out with some arb boy on the couch
not asking any questions when you found a pack of cigarettes in my school blazer. You do know they weren't mine? I was keeping them for a friend.
always laughing at my bad jokes
thinking I'm the brightest star in the sky, the most beautiful pansy in the pot, the coolest kid on the block
having no idea what I do work wise but pretending you do
always taking my call
defending me to the end...no matter what
being my shoulder to cry
What are you thankful for? Pop by P&G's Facebook page and say "Thank you, Mama" along with the rest of the world...
Ngiyabonga mama | NdiyabulelaMama | Dankie mamma | Ke a leboga mme
Ke a leboga mama | Keya leboha mama | Inkomu mama
Siyabonga mama | Ndo livhuwa mama / Ro livhuwa mama
Ngiyathokoza mama | Thank You Mom