Mother’s Day is this Sunday. It’s a time for families to get together to celebrate the most important person in the family–Mom.
Mom is the one who does everything for everyone. She’s the alarm clock, personal chef, tutor and homework monitor, chauffeur, nurse, diagnostician, physical therapist, counselor, and moral compass. She works from sunrise to way beyond sunset, making sure everything runs smoothly and that everyone has all their needs met. She’s June Cleaver, Martha Stewart, Carol Brady, and Donna Reed, with a touch of Shirley Partridge thrown in for cool.
Okay, so maybe that’s only on TV and in our dreams. When we first get married and decide to have children, we have a dream. A dream that we will be the perfect mother, perfect wife, perfect everything. And we might even be able to hang on to that for a while. But once kid number two, three, or four comes along, all perfection flies out the window. Add a job to that, and we descend into our worst nightmare–our own mothers. We yell to be heard over the din, we leave dirty dishes in the sink, we make the school run in our pj’s.
And that’s okay. You don’t have to be perfect. But you do have to be there for your kids. And if you think that stops when your kids leave home, think again. They will always be your kids. They will always need you. They may fight against it, trying to assert their independence, but when the chips are down, Mom is the one they call.
Whether your mom is still young and active, or is older and not able to get around as well, take one day out of your busy life and make her feel special. I know she’s easy to overlook because she never complains, never lets you know how much she still needs you in her life, but she does. So send her flowers, call her, go visit–and do the cooking and cleaning while you’re there–buy her something she wants but would never “waste” the money on.
Because without her, you wouldn’t be here.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there, and kudos for a job well done.
From the softer side of Tori Scott, a story of two single
parents brought together by a shared accident, a teenager with an attitude, and
a little girl who steals everyone’s hearts.
Sandy Morrow’s four year old daughter is hit by an SUV as
she’s riding her tricycle down the sidewalk near her home. Her new next door
neighbors, Hunter Thurman and his son Jason, had been arguing just before Jason
jumped in the vehicle and took off without looking behind him. Now her daughter
has a concussion and a broken leg, and Sandy has a sexy neighbor who will stop
at nothing to make it up to her. Whether she wants him to or not.
Hunter Thurman has a mission: to fix the mess his son has
made and to fix the mess he’s made of his son’s life. He is determined to take
care of his next door neighbor and her daughter after the accident, but Sandy
is independent and determined to take care of herself, insisting she doesn’t
need Hunter’s help.
“Tori Scott tackles heartbreaking subject matter in Lean On Me. Lean On Me is a heartbreaker and a heart-mender. These two families are coming from two different places but they need each other to survive what lies ahead. This story grips the reader from the first page as we glimpse a horrific accident. I literally felt like I couldn’t breathe while reading those pages. I cannot imagine how painful it would be to see your beautiful child in that situation the thought terrifies me actually.
Sandy and Hunter are two very strong independent people and they definitely butt heads at the beginning. However, you can feel the heat between them as they are fighting. I just love that Hunter refuses to give up on helping Sandy through the aftermath of the accident. I also love the bond that builds between Jason and Melanie it is such a sweet relationship! Lean On Me is a great story that will make you laugh, cry and believe in love.”–Joyfully Reviewed