I’ve been called many names in life. Some of them good, some of them not so good.
There is my given, birth name. There are the nicknames that were given to me by friends and family. There are bad names given to me by people that don’t like me. There are names I give myself.
But there is just this one name that I cherish. A name I never imagined I would be called. A name I never really wanted. A name I decided I really did want it. A name that came to me on July 2, 2012 after 28 hours of labor.
It’s my favorite name.
The name I was called when I first held him.
The name I was called when I nursed him and rocked him to sleep.
The name I am called when he is sick.
The name I’m called when I dry tears and fix boo-boos.
The name I’m called when he wants to read his favorite book.
The name I’m called when he wants his every need met.
The name I’m called when he wants to snuggle as he sleeps.
The name I will be called to help with homework.
The name I will be called when he goes through his first breakup.
The name I will be called when he goes off to college.
The name I will be called when he gets married and has children of his own.
The name he will call me when he has to say goodbye.
My name is MOM.
What’s your favorite name?
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