She is a wondeful grandma, but she is also the world's best mother. This year, she gave me the greatest gift. I am already crying as I type this. When my water broke unexpectedly, I knew I only needed to make one phone call and I wouldn't have to worry about my kids for a minute. She dropped everything and raced out to my house and basically didn't leave for two weeks. What makes this extraordinary is that she was supposed to move to her new home this weekend and has put all of that on hold so that she could take care of my other kids.
She made it possible for me to be in the hospital nearly full time with my newborn, when she knew I couldn't leave him. I never got calls about not knowing what to feed my kids or dress them in, even though I left her with an empty refridgerator and a pile of dirty laundry.
She even made time to come up to the NICU three different times to be with me late at night as I fed Mitchell. Sometimes you just need your mom and I was so grateful to have her there. If I live to be 100, I don't think I will ever receive a greater gift than what she gave me the last two weeks. Thanks mom. I love you. Happy Mother's Day!
ps. If you want to read about what made her a great mom, go here.