Mother’s day   Leave a comment

the heart of who I am, the person I have come to be, all of it revolves around my being a mother.

I am the mother of four beautiful children

the grandmother of four beautiful children.

I am a truly blessed woman.

And I have a funny story to tell

this morning my grand-daughter Keira and I went for a walk and she said to me “Papa told me to tell you Happy Mother’s Day but you are not my mom, so I don’t understand why I have to say it to you”
I took her hand and said “You didn’t have to say it, but think of it this way, I am your dad’s mom, so without me giving birth to your dad you wouldn’t be here”

and she said “Yes but my mom is here so she still would have had me.”
I smiled and said “yes she would have, but you wouldn’t be who you are right now”
She looked at me strangely
I said “Half of who you are is your dad. You  might look like your mom and nothing like your dad but you still are half your dad.  And if I hadn’t had your dad, then you wouldn’t be half of who you are and you definitely wouldn’t be Keira Cheyenne Polman”
She looked like she was confused.
I said “It just is this simple, I am your grandma because I am your dad’s mom.  Papa just wanted you to say Happy Mother’s day to me, because your dad isn’t here to say it”
And she was content with that.
For a five-year old, she sure is a thinker.
🙂

Posted May 13, 2012 by Marge in family, God, heartfelt, Keira, my loves, ramblings

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