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To all the moms who forgot all the pain when she looked into the face of her child for the first time...

 

To all the moms whose little one didn't get to come home...

 

To all the moms who were so proud of her son as he took his first steps... and hoped that he wouldn't start running too soon...

 

To all the moms who rushed from work, because her daughter had a fever...

 

To all the moms who had to go to work with 3 hours of sleep, because her son decided he didn't want to go back to sleep at midnight...

 

To all the moms who shed tears as she watched her daughter disappear into her kindergarten class...

 

To all the moms whose son gave her dandelions, because his mom was the prettiest...

 

To all the moms who served cereal for dinner, because she was too tired to make anything else...

 

To all the moms whose son wanted to take a selfie with her...

 

To all the moms who cheered when her daughter scored her first goal...

 

To all the moms who had to stop and count her son's age just to make sure he really was that age... (Yes, you have a teenager now.)

 

To all the moms who worried that she didn't have what it takes to raise her kids on her own...

 

To all the moms who stood on the front porch tapping her foot, because her son was out past curfew...

 

To all the moms who had to let her daughter go off to college, because she succeeded in raising an independent adult...

 

To all the moms who watched her son say

 

To all the moms whose daughter made her a grandma...

Happy Mother's Day!

Carolyn Kruger

with ParentSavvy.com

Carolyn is an editor and promotions manager for ParentSavvy. She has enjoyed seeing the site grow from its infancy to its toddler stage. (And, yes, there have been growing pains in the whole process.) Carolyn was born and raised in Omaha and is thankful that such a unique site calls Omaha home. When not editing content, Carolyn can be found with her family and friends scouring local neighborhoods for untasted restaurants or exploring new stories at the movie theater. ...

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