What’s this About? It’s about life. And naturally, the lessons of a mom, this mom, me. I am Michele Anderson, and the thing about my ‘momship’ is that I was all but a month of being forty-years old when my one and only son, Max was born in the summer of 1995.
It’s about living life and experiencing both the ups and the downs with a sense of humor and an ample reverence for purpose. To be a mom is to live a future of lessons on top of lessons, everyday, for as long as you live… I am just supposing this because I don’t know for sure, yet. But so far my research shows, It Never Ends.
For those who are not going to be moms in this life, your lessons are not fewer just different. As I have said many times, “You have something else more important to do with your life and for the world with your spare time and your energy.” Hey, and that’s really okay, and your role in this way offers all of us a great benefit. There are times that your friends who are moms would ‘more than very much’ like to join you in doing anything different. The ‘so up close’ perspective of moms to their families, blinds them at times to the good, as their families stress them to the very edge.
Lessons From A Mom is dedicated to the memories and the lessons my family has learned together so far. Max will be 17 this summer, and perspective being what it is, he’s both grown up and just a baby at the same time. The truth is that neither idea is true. What’s great is that I have, discovered all kinds of very positive ways that being the older mom has been good for Max, myself, and his dad.
The dad of our house, my husband, Eric, he’s happy, too… He was no spring chicken either at thirty-seven when Max was born. Eric thinks of himself as considerably younger than me… I think his view as a father ‘well-under forty’ was safer then my own. He is right there beside me being a great dad everyday. Without Eric’s influence, I cannot imagine my life or Max’s being what it is today. I know it would be different, but not bad. Over recent decades, I have confirmed for myself that a really good mom is best supported by a loving dad, no doubt about it.
The role of a mom is nevertheless, a mighty one and not designed for sissies. I am grateful beyond measure that I had a mom that set the nicest of examples for me. As did her mom and my father’s mom. They were the women that shaped my becoming. While they are not here today, I feel certain they are watching and pleased with their influences on me. That’s what mom’s do. That’s what I am doing today.
I hope in sharing my stories and thoughts about being a mom, I can spread the wealth I have acquired from the moms before me. I also want to lift the hopes of moms today who are doing what comes naturally and are actually seeing a measure of their success in the lives of their children today.
Salute! We’re doing it. We’re helping to improve the world with the lives of our children, someday.