As we go through life, people walk in and out of it, sharing their journey with us for a brief moment or a longer distance, embedding their footsteps in our path. We take away a nibble of experience from each encounter. Only in hindsight we can determine the real impact a person had on us and our life, as it grows with us. Special moments and special people stay in our heart and mind forever.
If you were to name one person who you feel to be the most special in your life, who would it be?
It may sound like a cliche, a worn out statement, but it most probably be her – Mom!
Why? Well, there are some zillion reasons why, but let's challenge this statement through the 7 «Special» facts and see if anybody can come close to your Mom on those:
Fact No. 1 / Safe & Secure
It's your mom that kept you safe and secure since you opened your eyes for the first time. It's here warm hug and calm voice that let's you know that everything will be o.k. and that any hardship will pass. It's her door you'll knock on when you need a shoulder to cry on. It's her hands that will grab you not letting you fall. Even when she lets you fail (part of growth) you know that she'll be there to help you get up again. Just as she did when you were a stumbling toddler she'll keep on doing it today and tomorrow.
You can count on her support, she will always hold your back, just as she stood up for you at the headmaster'a office in high school. This doesn't mean that she won't reprehend and set you straight at home ;)
Fact No. 2 / Patient & Persistent
Trust me, getting you up on your feet, on the bicycle and through school took an enormous amount of patience and persistency. Instilling manners into you – teaching you how to hold the spoon in your hand without spilling the soup all over you, how to talk to girls, how to say «Thank you» and how to say «I'm sorry» – just for those achievements she deserves a medal.
Remember how she stayed patient in discussing topics with you, you actually had no idea about yet were trying to prove her wrong? Well, she just took in a deep breath and let it go. She chose her battles wisely.
Fact No. 3 / Empathetic
A kind smile and the right word at the time needed. Never judging, always understanding (even if she had no idea what you were talking about). She was teaching you right from wrong by example not by coming down hard on you, even if it was a repetitive lesson. Always talking to you in a kind manner yet with a firm attitude, seeing the beautiful person within you. The power of kindness in action.
Fact No. 4 / Candid
One thing you can always count on when it comes to your mom is her honesty. She'll never tried to deceive you, she'll tell it how it is. When you are wrong, she will let you know. When you make a mess she will point it out to you + advise you on how to make it right again. She'll make it her business not to lie to you * (Easter bunny, Tooth fairy and the likes are not counted as lying, it's storytelling) and warn you about the dishonest and fake people around you.
Fact No. 5 / Intelligent & Imaginative
It takes an exorbitant IQ to bypass a kid's stubbornness, to make it do what you want it to do without breaking its will, but making it think it did what it wanted by actually delivering what you wanted. Aaaaaa, let's reread the previous sentence. That's how intelligent moms are. They know how to play with your mind, and they do it in an ever changing imaginative way. Just as you think you've seen through their plan, they already changed it, always one step ahead of you.
Fact No. 6 / Adventurous and Amazing
Merely the bravery to dive into motherhood proves her adventurous spirit and courage. Not to mention all the trees you climbed up together, doing the XXXL rollercoaster with you although she was freaking out in her heart and mind, driving you to your boyfriend's house in the middle of the night so you can tell him «I'm sorry» the proper way – by looking him into his eyes, ...
It's amazing how she will always bring your favourite cookies with her on your travels together. She never fails to remember it.
Fact No. 7 / Loving
Love like no other.
Nothing to add.
Should you find another person matching all of the above, let us know. :) In the meantime, let your mom know how special she is to you!
Make her feel special this Mother's Day, this year more than ever. The current circumstances advise us to keep distance in physical interactions making it even more important to stay emotionally connected. You may not be able to show up at her doorstep and give her a hug, but you can give her your love through the Ledylo figurine.
Chose a message, write your words of love and appreciation at the back of the figurine and send it to her as a reminder of how much she means to.
The Ledylo figurine is a deeply emotional gift that will stand in your mom's home as a lasting reminder of how special she is to you.
It's a part of you and your love in her home. It's you being there from a far.