Here's to the moms.
The ones helping their kids fly high,
who don't seem to mind when they fade
into the background.
Here's to the moms whose lives have been turned upside down,
but they wouldn't have it any other way.
Here's to the moms who never stop teaching,
and the ones who don't take it for granted that they have their hands full.
Here's to the moms who let dads be dads,
whose kids' excitement is equalled only by their own.
Here's to the moms who have their priorities straight,
whose clutter will wait while they share a game
or a story.
Here's to the moms who indulge their kids' hair-brained ideas,
against their own better judgement,
because sometimes they turn out pretty awesome.
Here's to the moms whose babies are furry,
and who are furry themselves.
Here's to the moms who help each other stay sane and realistic,
who do what it takes to keep their own attitudes in check.
Here's to the moms who are learning to put their kids in the driver's seat,
who are passing on the baton of faith,
and who are beginning to see their own mom when they look in the mirror.
Here's to the moms who are taking the time to honor family traditions
by handing them down to future generations.
These are the moms who need to be in the pictures.
As Mother's Day approaches, do yourself a favor.
Take the camera out of their hands for a little while,
and turn it in their direction.