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Awesome Mami

April 27, 2012

It’s time!!! It’s time to welcome mi mami and Baby Boy #3 is holding on for my mother’s arrival! Tita Che is scheduled to arrive in less than two days, Jose is working from home (just in case) and I am just so excited! She’s bringing tortillas!! jajaja

I know how lucky I am that my mother is only less than two hours away from me by plane but she has been 14 hours away when we lived in Tokyo and 22 hours away when we lived in Singapore. My mother had never traveled alone until I became a mother and she said she put all her fears aside for me because she knew I needed her. Tear.

I don’t care that I am 33 years old and want to crawl into my mother’s lap as soon as she arrives. When you are a mother, you appreciate your own mother like no other time before.

Reasons I love her so much:

She welcomes me by making me the best Entomatadas ever! They are a poor man’s Mexican meal of tomatillo enchiladas, flat not rolled, topped with cheese, sour cream and onion with a side of homemade pinto beans. Yum! And she welcomes my siblings with their own special meals.

She doesn’t pretend to know something she does not know. She isn’t afraid to be vulnerable.

She traveled alone (for the first time in her life) to Japan for my emergency c-section…right before my parent’s 30th wedding anniversary!!

She is so discreet. A true lady. Never poking her nose in gossip, never interfering with her children’s love life (even when she saw them in tears as teenagers in love).

She has more energy than any mom I have ever met. At 56, she puts me to shame with all she manages at home and at work.

She is a fantastic grandmother. She has literally rolled around the ground with my boys!

When she worked in a factory in Chicago, she would go to work in the latest 80’s fashion! Sometimes in pumps!

Her presence makes me feel relieved, peaceful and in no need to be in “control”.

She’s the least judgemental person I know. My mother taught us not to judge anyone, to try to walk in their shoes instead.

Mother’s Day is approaching. My mother will be able to welcome her third grandchild on Mexican Mother’s Day (May 10th). What a gift! Speaking of gifts…what are you planning for your mom or mother figure(s) this Mother’s Day?

Have a great weekend!! I know I will!!

Your friend,

Betty

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6 Comments

  • Reply Sleeping Mom April 27, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Aww, what a sweet mama! Hope number three stays put for a little while longer!

  • Reply Jenny April 29, 2012 at 12:25 am

    That is great to hear!

  • Reply Nancy April 30, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Hermoso!!! My mom has also been here for my deliveries, she does not like to travel much, and I appreciate that she has also left her fears to be here with me, that is something very hard to do. She made sure that I had a good healthy breakfast every morning after having my babies and dont forget about all the atoles y chocolates con leche to help the milk production, if she would not be here I don’t think I would nourish myself so well. I miss her!

  • Reply Bertha April 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Aren’t mothers great? My mom is my biggest critic but she tells it like it is. “No se anda con chingaderas” according to her. I love that! I love what a wonderful “Mama” she is to Daniela. I’ve cried with her, laugh with her, given birth with her next to me. Now I feel like crying too…enjoy her! Saludamela por favor, un abrazo para la dos .

    • Betty
      Reply Betty May 2, 2012 at 1:04 pm

      Thank you Bertha! Tambien te manda saludos! xoxo

  • Reply Yvette S May 2, 2012 at 10:55 am

    I didn’t have my mom for either of my deliveries. The first one I sort of wanted her there but I also wanted to share the moment only with my husband (baby daddy). πŸ™‚ I wanted that to be our own moment just private. With my second one I decided to ask my sister to be in the delivery room so she can see what the birth of a baby is like and because we had decided to have her be the godmother as well. I have been blessed to have my mom here so close and have her babysit while I was at work. I love how they know who their grandparents are and they look forward going to their house. They still enjoy being with grandma and grandpa.

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