Mother's Day 2013

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Mother's Day 2013

It's 5:30 in the morning yesterday. I slipped out of bed and tiptoed out of the room and went to the bathroom, yawning while pulling out my clean running short and t-shirt from the linen closet. Suddenly the bathroom door opened and she walked in, asked me "what time is it?"

My face flinched, in part it's because of her unexpected "intrusion", the rest was that it surprised me that she got up so early; put this way, early-rising is not her forte. Instead of answered her question, I questioned her "Why do you get up so early today?"

She turned her face toward me with tooth paste foams still in her mouth murmured, "Cus I want to run with you."

"Are you alright ? You've never liked running." I was half-concerned and half-joking "Please go back to bed and continue your beauty sleep, you'll feel fresher later."

"No, I am going with you." Her voice was sweet but firm.

"Please, you'll slow me down. Beside it'll take a "century" for you to get ready, I can't wait that long. So just give me a kiss and let me go. Look, I''ll bring back your latte and one your favorite bagel, okay?" I tried to sweeten my way out.

"Please go watch the morning news for 5 minutes, I will be ready. Can you do it for me. pleeese ? " She gave me her innocent begging face which often makes me feel guilty for denying her human rights.

"Okay five minutes. " I pointed to my watch and sighed.

Few minutes later she emerged into living room and said to me "How do I look?"

"Wow, I am impressed. you actually made it in five." My eyes popped out and my voice fulled with excitement. It's true that for her to be ready to go in five was definitely a "ground-breaking accomplishment"in its own category. But the real stunt was she really looked hot in the new green and gray half zip running shirt , new black and pink colored running tight and new Brook running shoes, plus a pink baseball cap to tie up her hair nicely in her back.

Inside of the elevator on our way down to lobby, I couldn't help but ask her, "you spent time and efforts to shop for your outfits secretly, didn't you ? Now tell me what is the real motive that you got all these trouble JUST for running with me."

"Your mother is coming in a couple of weeks. I'd like her to see me compatible with you." She looked into my eyes squarely without a blink.

"Wait a minute, you mean you are going to be joint force with my mom and against me?, are you a traitor?" I protested.

"No, not like that. Just keep eyes on you all the time. " She grinned at me.

"By the way, you don't have to be afraid of my mother, that is my problem to worry about ... " I joked.

"I don't think you are afraid of you own mother, but you do listen to her a lot and trust her advices utterly, she paused and added "I wish I could do that with my mom." She sighed softly.

I guess her observatory comments might be right on the mark. I do rely on my mom's advises for my life more than anyone else on the earth for a huge chunk of my life. To a large degree, my mom served as the North Star, guiding me to navigate through the waters from rough storming days of teenage rebellions to the smooth sailing cruise afterwards. Now when I look back and think about the affections and impacts my mom bestows and casts on me, I realize that to be a mother to a dude like me has never been a easy thing for her form the very beginning. To complicate the matter further, I persistently pursue my own ideas, which oftentimes collided with her conventional wisdom and motherly instincts. God knows, how could she manage to stay steady and still look after me. I have no idea how could my mother sustain it for this long. If I were her, I would have thrown the towel a long time ago given the my records of stubbornness, and foolishness.

Sometimes, It amazed me to just ponder a simple question: How far a mother's love and tolerance can expand further and further on a line without breaking lose? The answer might be, I suspect, in rein of indefinite. This may sound cheesy, I don't even believe there might a thing that exists in the would would be adequately match to mother's love if you'd put the depth and willingness of it in the context.

Mother's Day is this Sunday, as usual I've sent gifts and cards to my mother and grandma. Nevertheless, comparing with what they have ever gave to me, it would render my token to diminutive at the best.

I know for sure that mothers come in all shapes, sizes and types, and qualities they hold could vary a great range. Yet, to me, my mom symbolizes support, tenderness, trust, endurance, kindness, and above all, her unconditioned love, which I am in debt with it for the rest of my life For that, what I could do appears to be limited to a simple sentence: Happy mothers Day, Dear mom and grandma I love you forever.

1)The pic comes from internet.
2)Happy Mothers Day to all of my net lady friends.

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流沙随风 回复 悄悄话 潜伏的女友?哈哈,小老弟还有几个不潜伏的?
纵然平行 回复 悄悄话

谢谢你的夸奖. 但是,你也许不知道,我其实不是一个循规蹈矩的人,从小至大,没少给我母亲惹麻烦。 现在,我潜伏的女友竟然拒绝我的收买,欲和我母亲联手制忖,一道要督促我改邪归正,男大当婚 你说说看,好男人怎么会有四面楚歌的境地呢?:((

安啦,你聪明乖巧的女儿应该比我强多了,你多年的爱心和无私的付出,会有收获。就好象人们常常比喻得那样 - 种瓜得瓜,种豆得豆。 所以她一定会让你为她骄傲,体会到她的感恩。
娅米 回复 悄悄话 纵然是个好孩子,很感动!但愿将来我的孩子们想起我来也都是美好。
纵然平行 回复 悄悄话 回复小米和小麦的评论:


谢谢你的美言。我真得要感谢我母亲的容忍力和爱心,我从小到大都让她不断为我的衣食住行,读书,交友操心。 但她从来都不抱怨不放弃。想一想,我抗婚了这么多年,我母亲依然还可以给我空间游刃,一而再,再而三不给我机会。要是换了我, 早就“铜盆洗手”了。:)

其实, 你自己为你的孩子所投入的时间和精力也要让天地动容的.

纵然平行 回复 悄悄话 回复苏乡门地的评论:
A Su, Happy Mother's Day!

BTW, your historical picture, posted in your blog last week, with your infant prince in your arms was so "haunting" because the image alluded us to pass through a time tunnel back to the days when a baby boy was defenseless and a mother was a "suffered milking cow." :)) For that, you have my full admiration and sincere respect.

However, I have to let you know, you may need to gear up for the possible rough time ahead as your son is about dipping his toes into the water of teenage rebellion. However, the good news is that all of that you have done in the name of care and love for all these years will come in handy when "storms" hit. :))

纵然平行 回复 悄悄话 回复盈袖2006的评论:
AJ, Happy Mother's Day! Hhoping your sweet and talented daughter will give you lots of xoxo, plus a great treat to reward your well-deserved mothership.:)

Reading your last years Mother's Day essay, I felt that you have been such a incredibly loving and caring mother to your daughter who is so fortunate to have you to guild her for all these years from the good times and the tough ones, plus the rewarding days ahead.

Do enjoy a special day of yours!
纵然平行 回复 悄悄话 回复orange88的评论:


诚心诚意得祝你母亲节快乐。 希望你可以和你的乖女儿一道好好享受这个特殊节日里的温馨亲子时光。

是呀,一年都过去了,时间真的走得很快,记得去年大家为纪念母亲节时,我们用心灵的声音书写文来字感谢和缅怀母亲们,那的确是一场充满母爱荣耀的盛宴, 至今令人难忘。非常感谢你和许多美女积极投入,让参与人和读者再次有机会对母爱有更深度的认知,督促我们去珍惜爱和亲情。
小米和小麦 回复 悄悄话 孩子都是父母亲塑造出来的。你这么高度评价妈妈,真是让人感动!母亲节快乐!
苏乡门地 回复 悄悄话
Dear Zongran and friends here, have a wonderful Mother's Day!
盈袖2006 回复 悄悄话 The most precious is the appreciation, even if it can be postponed
盈袖2006 回复 悄悄话 The most precious appreciation, even if it can be postponed...
orange88 回复 悄悄话
纵然君, Happy Mothers Day! 回想起你在这个特殊的节日里,曾经为母亲们所做的那份努力,敬意便油然而生。。。再次谢谢你。并祝母亲节快乐!