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Top 10 Things I Want For Mother’s Day

This time of year feels so busy, so rushed, so filled with everything happening at once, both indoors and out, at home, school, work and play. Thank goodness for Mother’s Day right in the middle of it all. I might just get a chance to take a break. Who knows how the day will actually turn out, but it can’t hurt to dream a little, right? So here are the top ten things I want for Mother’s Day this year.

1. I want coffee that’s already made when I wake up, and I want to take it outside and drink it without any interruptions.
2. I want everyone to wash their hands…with soap!
3. I want all the weeds in the garden to magically disappear.
4. I want Lucia to miraculously commit to becoming potty trained so I can get rid of those mangled diaper changing stations once and for all.
5. I want world peace and the end of famine.
6. I want the house straightened up this instant (or preferably, the day before Mother’s Day so I can wake up to a totally straightened up house).
7. I want the dog not to barf in the house, poop right in the middle of the lawn, or lay on my white chair after playing in the mud puddles.
8. I want to take a nap.
9. I want hugs, kisses, snuggles and laughter.
10. I want to enjoy the day, the moment in time, even if it’s not perfect…

What do you want?

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10 Responses to Top 10 Things I Want For Mother’s Day

  1. Vanessa May 8, 2009 at 7:21 am #

    My daughter was born on Mother’s Day 3 years ago and nearly didn’t make it. The neonatal nurses took imprints of her tiny feet and made me a card. I take it out every year to admire it, and give thanks for the fact that I get to be her mother. Even when she delivers her middle-of-the-night-“I’m going to wee”-updates. Even when my favourite pashmina gets smeared with chocolate. Because on Mother’s Day, she makes up for it all!

  2. Karen May 8, 2009 at 8:58 am #

    Mother’s Day is both happy and sad for me. My own mother passed away after a remarkable battle with an illness that trapped her in her own body. I drive to the cemetary every Mother’s Day and remember her and the resiliance, courage and selflessness she demonstrated throughout her life. Afterwards my daughter and I just spend the day together. As a social worker and single mom I am often complimented on my own selflessness, resiliance and courage. On these occasions I give myself a hug knowing my mother is still with me. I also smile every time I notice my daughter is exactly like her grandmother. I couldn’t wish for more.

  3. eve May 8, 2009 at 10:53 am #

    i dont think i could ever do that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Cathy May 8, 2009 at 2:07 pm #

    I would like for my book on my son’s murder to be publish so it can help mothers that lost a child to shootings deaths that they are not alone. I would love to put out a stand out in front of my home reads coffee 25 cents a cup to send to the Salvation Army to help these families that are losing their homes to these wildfires. I would love to send a card to the military members who are in Afghanistan, Iraq. To have the money to go buy 2 weeks supply of groceries for a family that needs it.

  5. Cathy May 8, 2009 at 2:27 pm #

    My mom is always helping others where she lives in my hometown. She gives from her heart and cares a lot. My mom & I don’t care about money at all. Its what comes from your heart that means a lot. If your angry with your mom for some reason. Call her up and make it right with her. Life is to short. I will never forget what I have learn from my mom, grandmother. My only wish is for my mom to see my home out here on the west coast someday. My mom & I say our prayers for the world.

  6. Kathleen May 8, 2009 at 9:12 pm #

    I want the pain to stop for my children who lost their sister (my Mothers’ Day-born daughter) to domestic violence.
    I want the resulting unasked-for blended family to not stress us out.
    I want my husband to feel joy again.
    I want someone else to fix lunch.
    I want a break in the incessant rain so I can put SOMETHING in the garden!
    I ALSO want a nap.
    I want to thank the Guy Upstairs for the smiles on my grandchildrens’ faces. Beautiful!

  7. Nanilee2002 May 9, 2009 at 3:50 pm #

    Yes ! here it is almost Mother’s Day. It has been many years, I was on the edge of death, that’s for the doctors know ledgee, and eductionI hope to be able this coming year, and etc..

    Lost my eye glassers.

    May life is I am here for one more day, and hope I can say the same thing tomorrow.

  8. valarie May 9, 2009 at 10:29 pm #

    Happy Mothers Day to all of us. Lets all take the time to enjoy our day. That means allowing our families to do for us instead of feeling that even though it is our day we still have to do it all. We all deserve a little time off. Give yourself the gift of sitting back, watching the people you love, and putting all those memories in that specail place so you can pull them out latter and enjoy them again and again. Life is short take time to notice it.

  9. Helen H May 10, 2009 at 2:55 pm #

    Happy Mother’s Day, Maria! As a Brit with a son in New York I am privileged to have been wished two Mother’s Days! Love the blog by the way!

  10. Cwilson May 13, 2009 at 10:43 am #

    Top things I want for Mom’s day.. I have been blessed so much already but

    1. to not have to work and wait on other people’s mothers.
    2. to get the whole day with my three (grown- up)kids
    3. to get to garden all day long- with my three kids
    4. For my loved ones to enjoy the day with me.
    5. For my sister’s to enjoy their mom’s day too.
    6. for people to care about the long term instead of the short term.
    think about it!
    7. a job that I could enjoy and embrace but also pays me monetarily.
    8. Someone to dig me a pond.
    9 these down trees to be sawed and chipped up.
    10. A fairy – god- mother to bring me 5 loads of gravel for my road.

    Well, I got 1-5… That is pretty good.

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