Mom cuts the crusts off your peanut butter sandwich and removes the skin from your apples.
Mom stays up with you all night when you are sick, rubbing your back and quietly singing Carpenters songs.
Mom washes your clothes and leaves them neatly folded on your bed.
Mom sews loose buttons.
Mom cries at Hallmark commercials.
Mom schedules all your play dates, doctor and dentist appointments and makes sure you’re on time for each one.
Mom takes you to four different stores in search of those shoes you just have to have.
Mom always cheers the loudest for you.
Mom will be the first person you want to call with good news or bad.
Mom makes your favorite cake on your birthday and is the keeper of treasured family recipes.
Mom sneaks love notes into your lunch box.
Mom is there when your heart has been broken and you can’t stop crying.
Mom often knows you better than you know yourself.
Mom wants to hug and kiss you and tell you how special you are every chance she gets.
Mom has silly expressions that make you roll your eyes in embarrassment, but you will grow to love them anyway.
Mom knows exactly what to do and say to make you feel better.
Mom always seems to call at the worst time.
Mom renews your library books.
Mom loves to decorate the house for each and every holiday, but especially Christmas.
Mom notices when you’ve outgrown your pants and socks need replacing.
Mom makes sure you’re all tucked in at night before she goes to bed.
Mom saves the last piece of pie for you, your first lock of hair and every art project you bring home from school.
Mom reminds you to stand up straight, send handwritten thank you notes and always pack an umbrella.
Mom is never without a Kleenex, mint, band-aid or smile.
Mom is everything.
I miss my mom.
I can’t call mine, so please call yours.