Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day

     Yes, I know Company.  I can read a calendar.  And you can read a date.  Up at the top it says Monday, May 11, 2009.  And Mother's Day never, never ever, comes on a Monday.  I understand, and I get it.  But here is the deal, Company: I was unable you bring you a spectacular Mother's Day post on Mother's Day.  So you are going to have to settle for a Belated Happy Mother's Day post the day after, which should never, ever be.  Even if your mom sucked balls, she was still completely awesome.  Regardless of what she did in terms of raising you, she still had to push you out and for anyone who has done it (which I very obviously have not), I am sure they will tell you that it is a hell of a feat.  So thank her for that.
     Luckily for me, I had a kickass mother.  I am sorry to use harsh words, but she is.  Always has been.  It scares me to death that I just typed that sentence.  And it scares me even more that I didn't delete the hell out of it.  Now that's a sure sign that I am growing up.  Anyway, the point here kids is that its pretty common for people to sort of take their mothers for granted for a good portion of their younger lives.  Like you rebel and act like an ungrateful little pig and there she sits, just sort of waiting for the day when you sort of get your head out of your ass and realize what exactly it is all about.
      And she doesn't deserve that, but that's how it goes.  And that's how it went.  I have sort of taken my mom for granted for many, many years.  Maybe not THAT many but too many.  I realize now just how great she is and just how great she has been for so long.  I could never do enough to repay her just for being her, especially since she keeps heaping it on more with each passing day.  Since you can't every hope to repay your mom for what she's done for you just by bringing you into the world and giving you some sort of chance to make whatever you want out of yourself, is to give her a phone call, maybe stop by if you live nearby.  Tell her you love her if you do and maybe just say thanks for everything.  That's what I do.  And I know I am a day late and a dollar short here today, but I took care of business yesterday.  And I hope you did too.
     Happy Belated Mother's Day to all you moms out there!

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