We all have special feelings about our mothers - most of them are good, I hope! When we ponder over early childhood days, we now see more clearly the sacrifice, tender love and care that came from our mother's heart. We probably never took into consideration the jillion (new word) things she was doing besides tending to our needs. Have you ever listed some of those special things she did for you and your family? Why not taking a minute and jot some day - and ponder them. We know she was not alone - just sitting in the rocker reading romantic novels.
Of course, Mama was never alone. At our house there were seven others demanding her time. Spaced out every 2-3 year, there were always a wide range of things to do. Dull moments? Never!