Mother's Day is right around the corner, and today's Grommet, Animoto, makes a "wow" kind of last-minute gift for Mom, Nana, or Grammy! We invited our dear friend Angella to share what Mother's Day means to her. Let us know what it means to you, too.
What Mother's Day means to me
By Angella Dykstra of Dutch Blitz
For as long as I can remember, I always knew that I wanted to be a Mom. I had a doll that I held in the crook of my arm who appears in nearly every photo of me between the ages of two and five. I am the eldest child of two girls, and would often (s)mother my baby sister more that she could handle.
The reasons I chose my career as an accountant are twofold. 1. I find that it comes naturally to me, as well as challenging my intellect. I need this. 2. I knew working in this field would give me the flexibility to stay home more often when my (future) children were small.
I come from a circle of friends that were married/engaged in their early twenties. In hindsight I find it quite humorous, but at the age of twenty-four I was convinced that I would spend the rest of my days single and alone. Possibly surrounded by a dozen or so cats.
Within the year I met and married the man I get to (I get to!) call my husband. Fast forward nine years and we have three of the most phenomenal children that this world has ever seen. You really have no idea.
There are many times in a day where I will sit back and look at these creatures. They are flesh of my flesh and bone of my bones. And yet, they are also these fantastically unique human beings who amaze me daily with their very being.
Because of them, my life is fuller in every sense of the word. I smile wider, I laugh harder, I love greater than I ever thought possible.
This is all because I get to (I get to!) be referred to as "Mom."