I always knew that my MIL and mom would be there to help me whenever I needed it. I knew that if I called them with a urgent request, they would find some way to help me. It wasn't until after having Bennett, that I realized just how bad I did need them...A LOT.
See, before Bennett I was able to do the laundry and finish it in about 2 hours, I didn't really need much help with it. Somehow though, there are triple the loads since having a baby, and not triple the hours in the day. Now instead of it taking 2 hours, it takes about 5 hours. When I go off during the day, go out for date night, or substitute...my MIL will just appear out of no where like a little fairy godmother, do a load of laundry and fly away--like she wasn't even here. But I will come home to freshly done laundry put away in all their perspective places. She doesn't just stop at laundry, she will help with whatever you need at that time. I tell everyone that they need a Mariann in their life, and everyone always seems to agree with me.
My mom on the other hand, has her own laundry to do. With 2 kids still at home and her and my dad working full time there is never a dull moment at their house. She helps in so many other ways though. In the first few weeks after Bennett's birth I was struggling with breastfeeding, I would call my mom at 4AM in the morning just crying for help. She would
drop what she was doing wake up, and drive over to help me. She is also an amazing cook, and is always offering us a plate. She has a wonderful green thumb, I have these gorgeous flowers on my front porch and back porch all because of her. I would kill them. All of them, if it wasn't for her. I'm not too sure the difference between a weed and a tree. Oh, and when Nic goes out of town she loans me my sister for the nights that he is out of town. I could go on and on about the little things she does for me.
To sum it all up, I'm BLESSED. This Mother's Day, let the moms in your life know how thankful you are for them...and the little things they do for you.