Sunday, May 11, 2008

"Kudos to your Mom!"

Happy Mothers day to all you mothers out there!

Mothers never cease to amaze me. For starters, I have several friends who are mommies, and so I've heard the "joys" of child birth lots of times! And, ya' makes me nervous! Every single one of the women I've talked to has said it is unquestionably worth it. But still. Moms are super heroes!

My mom is no exception.

I have a story about my mom that always makes me thankful of the sacrifices she made for my brother and me growing up. Before I tell it, I should remind you, that I may not have all the facts right! Cause, obviously, I don't even remember what color my brother's bedroom was growing up! But, even if the facts aren't all together, she's still a pretty amazing lady!

What I recall is that my mom had been sick with the stomach flu for a few days, but was on the mend about the time that I was coming down with it. One night, I woke up and needed to empty my stomach (how's that for not being graphic?!) but I didn't quite make it to the toilet.

My dad, being the sweet dad he is, started cleaning up the mess I had made, so that mom wouldn't have to.

But, my dad has a WEAK stomach. In fact, he'd probably feel queasy just reading this post!

So, as you might have predicted, my dad only contributed to the mess.

So, there's my mom, sick herself, cleaning up after me and my dad. How's THAT for sacrificial love?

But, that's not the only thing that makes her a super hero. My dad has worked road construction since I was one, and regularly has to be out of town for days or weeks at a time. So, in his absence, mom would be working her own job but would still find time to do the things we needed for school, provide us meals, run us to all of our various activities, and just love on us. :)

People regularly comment on the way my mom chose to spell my name. My English-major hubby and I agree with her reasoning. Megan is normally pronounced "MAY-gun" anyway, so why not just spell it that way?

One of my accounting teachers must have thought so too, because on the first day of class she said, "Kudos to your Mom!" regarding the spelling of my name.


Joy said...

:) Aw, we love you, Barb! Your mom IS a super hero, Magen!

tsbjf said...

Woah, your mom is the bomb! HA, I rhymed. Seriously though, she sounds like a great mom that has really worked hard for your family. I have a similar puke story. I woke up in the middle of the night and went to my dad's side of the bed and puked. He has a very weak stomach when it comes to that and tried to escape as fast as he could. He ended up puking in the hallway.