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Renner: Mother's Day wishes

If you are reading this article, it means someone gave birth to you. That would be your mother.

Much has been written about Mothers. Far greater writers and poets than I have written creative and heartwarming stories and poems about mothers. For me to write something in comparison is a task way beyond me. I have read many amazing articles, poems and tributes to mothers. I especially like the ones that talk about how God made mothers so special.

He gave a mom eyes in back of her head so she can see her sneaky kids misbehaving behind her back. He gave her supersonic ears so she can hear her kids swearing three rooms ways or on the playground at school.

He gave her a unique nose. It is a nose that can smell alcohol through a double pack of Altoids, yet one that can stand the smell of poop and puke.

He gave her a mouth that, at times, knows exactly the right thing to say at exactly the right time.

He gave her lips that can kiss away the pain of the tiniest scratch to the biggest heartbreak.

Most importantly, he gave her a heart with unlimited space to love. Not only does she love her own children, but all the other people her children bring into her life, the good, the bad, and the ugly.

No mother is perfect, but most of us give it our best shot.

One of my favorite songs is “The Rose” by Bette Midler. I would like to dedicate the second verse to this amazing song to my amazing mom, Marie Renner.

“I say love, it is a flower,

And Mom’s its only seed”

“It’s the heart afraid of breaking

That never learns to dance.”

Mom, how many times have I broken your heart by something I said, something I did or something I didn’t do? Yet every time someone or something broke my heart, you would never miss an opportunity to point out that there are still many good things in life that would cause one to dance with joy.

“It’s the dream afraid of waking

That never takes a chance.”

Mom, what dreams did you give up when you became my mother? You never told me because you were too busy praying that all my dreams would come true and that I would always be brave enough to chase those dreams.

“It’s the one who won’t be taken,

Who cannot seem to give.”

Mom, how often do I take advantage of you by asking you to do things for me even if I am capable of doing them myself? In asking, I have the advantage because as my mother I know you will not say no. I ask and you give. Even if I did stop asking you would still give. You will give me your time, your attention, your care and your love forever.

“And the soul afraid of dying”

That never learns to live.”

Mom, have you ever missed one day of praying to God to watch over my soul and over my life?

If I haven’t told you already I want to tell you now. Most of the important lessons in life I learned from you.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

Special Note: If any son or daughter reading this feels these words in their heart for their own mother, please cut this article out and give it to her. Words from the heart make an awesome Mother’s Day Gift.

I wish all my Our Town readers that are also mothers a very special and happy Mother’s Day. (I may not know all of you, but I know you are very special to me if you read my article!)