„Mama looked into me and saw something worth believing in, long before i believed in myself.“
Meine Mami ist für mich mein größtes Vorbild und alle die uns und unsere Geschichte kennen, werden mir da sicherlich sofort zustimmen. Insgeheim bin ich sogar davon überzeugt, dass auch ihr das tun werdet, sobald ihr diesen kleinen „Appreciation Post“ erstmal gelesen habt.
Spulen wir also die Zeit zurück, zurück zum letzten Drittel meines Au Pair Jahres in Amerika. In ein paar Wochen ist Muttertag und ich hatte mir fest vorgenommen, dieses Jahr etwas ganz Besonderes für meine Mami zu machen (wenn ich schon nicht bei ihr sein und sie drücken kann).
Welchen genialen Einfall ich hatte und was genau dabei herausgekommen ist, erfahrt ihr wenn ihr weiterlest:
As you all know, Mother’s Day is just around the corner and due to that i’m planning a little surprise for someone really special to me.
Therefore i’d like to introduce the two most important people in my life to you. My wonderful mom Irene and my little handicapped brother Tilo, who just turned 17 in February.
Our parents got divorced 13 years ago and since then my mom has put all of her power and energy in raising and loving us, which is, due to the handicap of my brother, not always easy.
Tilo can’t talk, eat or drink which is why we’re feeding him through a feeding tube. Since he can’t walk either, he’s sitting a wheelchair, still wearing diapers too.
But all this doesn’t keep him from being the most grate- and cheerful child i’ve ever known. You think he doesn’t have anything to be happy about in his life because he can’t really do a thing? I bet you he has and he can show it too!
His charming smile brightens up everyone’s day. When he looks at you with his eyes getting bigger and bigger, everyone’s becoming weak. He’s so attending, trying to follow everything around him. He truly is a happy boy.
As i mentioned earlier, the past years haven’t been easy for us as a family. The special treatment of my brother takes up a lot of time. Time that not even a non-working person might have and my mom still has her job too, to be able to allow us a life as normal as it can be. She’s working her butt off for us.
When i decided to go to the US and leave my beloved little family at home, my biggest worry was how my mom would be able to handle our though situation without my help. But once again my mom showed me why she’s (at least in my eyes) the best mom in the world.
She never was sad or worried at all. She was just super happy for me that i’ve finally got the unique chance of going to America. She always wanted my best and so she did too when i made my decision of applying as an Au Pair. For her it’s most important that i’m happy (doesn’t matter what i’m doing).
Although she really granted me that time-out from our, sometimes just yet, demanding daily life. A break that she can’t take.
And guess what guys? Now she’s even taking care of my dog too and she’s doing an unbelievable job! Getting lots of help from friends and family members and just keeping to be strong day for day.
I don’t know what kind of super power she has but i admire her for what she’s accomplishing each new day! She’s my biggest role model and one day i hope i’ll be such a loving and giving mom too!
But you know what’s bothering me these days? Sometimes i’m not quite sure if she even sees what an unbelievable job she’s doing day for day. It seems like sometimes she’s forgetting to believe in herself and that’s why i want to take upcoming Mother’s Day as an opportunity to remind herself of how awesome she is and how proud she can be of herself after mastering all this time basically by her own.
And you guys can help me with that! Help me to remind my mom of how amazing she is!
Just send me a short video via Facebook (until May 6th), telling my mom what she’s to me – a super hero, an amazing, powerful, independent and strong women, a loving and caring mom who gives everything for her kids, even if that means to neglect herself.
For Example: Hi Irene (or mom of Pia), i’ve heard about your story and i just wanted to let you know that i think you’re awesome!
It really doesn’t have to be something special, just a simple reminder that’ll put a smile on her face.
I’m planning to put a big video together with tons of videos in there, telling my mom how great she’s actually doing so she’ll never ever forget that again. If someone really earns that little message/reminder, then it’s our amazing mom!
Thanks to all of you from the bottom of my heart! You’re doing me such a huge favor by doing so and i can’t even put into words how grateful i am for your help!
Love your mamas – always!
Pia (loving and caring Au Pair from Texas)
Wie viele positive Rückmeldungen ich dann tatsächlich erhalten habe, damit hätte ich wirklich niemals gerechnet! Insgesamt wurden mir über 30 Videos zugeschickt – von Freunden, Familie und tatsächlich auch wildfremden Menschen, die es sich allesamt zur Aufgabe gemacht hatten, meine Mami daran zu erinnern wie toll sie eigentlich ist (ein kleiner Einblick folgt weiter unter).
Eins kann ich euch versichern, der Mother’s Day ’16 war wohl der schönste Muttertag den meine Mami je gehabt hat und das obwohl ich mehrere tausend Kilometer von ihr entfernt war (ein paar Tränchen sind natürlich auch geflossen).
Und an der Tatsache, dass meine Mami für mich die beste Mami auf der ganzen weiten Welt ist, hat sich bis heute rein gar nichts geändert!