This one is for all the mom's out there.
It is my salute to you who have the most thankless, yet most rewarding job in the world.
Sure, the pay is lousy. The hours suck. And for about three years most mom's will not get a full night's sleep. And there are a lot of valleys in the lifelong relationship between mom's and children.
The rewards can be wonderful.
Because of all the care, nurturing and love that you give your children, most will grow up with an amazing amount of knowledge and the same love and care for their children.
And this for for Mrs. rightviewfromtheleftcoast.
For many years, she was a single parent trying to raise a brilliant son. It was not always easy and there were some valleys. Not in their relationship. But in being a single mom trying like the dickens to do the right thing for her son.
I came into their lives as he was entering high school. And while I am the step dad, it was the way that Mrs. rightviewfromtheleftcoast raised and has had a wonderful relationship with her son. Now, our son.
It can be done. There are so many mom's that need a support system. Because of the rise in divorce and yes, remarriages, mom's are the rock. But, they need to have extended family to be there for them.
Well, while I salute all the mom's out there, my special salute is to my wonderful Mrs. rightviewfromtheleftcoast.