Sunday, May 10, 2009

Momma's Boy

Mom, please listen to the song playing in the player to your right.  This post is dedicated to you.

There are certain characteristics that all good mom’s share.  Unconditional love, emotional (and often times financial) support, a feeling of “no matter what happens in life, at least my mom loves me.”  Even kids on a playground know this -  “Oh yeah? Well my mom told me I’m special!”  Perhaps the most commendable component that these mothers share is expecting nothing in return.  Now, I could argue that a good son or daughter would recognize all of the things that make their mom great and give her constant praise for doing them….but we know that mothers don’t expect that.

My mom, easily the best mother ever, literally does the most incredible things for me on a regular basis, does it without a second thought, and expects nothing more than frequent hugs and “I love you’s” in return.

Well I am not home to give you a hug right now, but I can tell you mom that I love you so very much and I appreciate everything that you have done for me, and continue to do for me.  When I return home and walk out of the arrivals gate on the 22nd of June at 11 am, I will give you that long awaited hug and I hope you know the love that lies behind it.

Just last week she helped me in my quest to pretend to be a grown-up, by revising my resume and cover letter.  She even did this after I snapped at her via email over not being harsh enough in her revisions.  That’s a good mom.  My mom is a great mom, the best, but I feel it is unfair to classify her greatness under this specific term “mom”….she is simply a great person.  She is wonderful to everyone, not only her sons, and that is what makes her so special.  She shares a very special type of positivity and happiness that is unwavering.  This is something that I saw in my grandfather and something that I aim to become.  She makes me feel special when I am around her.  My mother and father  (who is also deserving of enormous praise…but that will have to wait for his birthday, or fathers day) provided my brother and I with the best childhood and have produced two individuals who are very happy with their lives.  That is the definition of a successful parent. 

I have been showered (and not suffocated) with motherly love since birth, and for that reason I am proud to proclaim that I am a momma’s boy.  I am the biggest momma’s boy that I know, and I am proud of it.  I love you mom, thank you for being you.  I wish I were with you and grandma today so that I could tell you these things in person, but this electronic proclamation will have to do.


Happy mothers day! I love you more than you love me.


-Your baby boy.


Susan Iverson said...

What a way to make me cry, baby boy! I cannot wait for the mother and child reunion in June. In many ways you will have changed but in the most fundamental of ways, your inner goodness of soul will never change. Thank you for loving me, however, I do love you more than you love me!

Kale "Massuucikili" Iverson said...

Nice work on the using of your time zone advantage to get to mom first!

well, now the age old question of big brothers, do I let you have this victory, or do I write my ass off?

You know you're a good mom when your boys compete to prove how much they love you.

Anonymous said...

Well done Hal! If my kids turn out half as good as you and Kale, I will consider myself a successful parent. Can't wait to see you and hear all the stories. Take care!


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