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Moving Video Shows Moms How Appreciated They Really Are

Mia Fitzharris
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Unfortunately, a mother's job is often described as "thankless," but a video making the rounds on the Web features a few moms receiving the gift of appreciation from none other than their own kids. The video starts out with a few mothers critiquing their job as mom. Some of their statements: "I struggle with my temper," "I wish I was better at taking time to sit down and just listen more to my child," "I wish I was more confident in being a mom," and "I'm not the most patient person in the world."

Then, a couple of days later, the same mothers are brought back in to watch a video. This time it's their kids who get to do all the talking. The children were asked what they thought of their moms, and they responded, "My mom is totally awesome," "She does cook a lot of food for me," "She loves me a lot," "I have a lot of favorite things about my mom," "She is like my heart ... because she is that close to me." The mothers' reactions to the heartfelt words are equally touching.

The video was released back in May for Mother's Day, but it just went viral a few days ago, reaching 4.2 million plays on Vimeo. It was produced by Elevation Church, whose pastor Steven Furtick recently came under fire for his multimillion-dollar mansion. The video was posted to the Baby Center blog, where one commenter wrote, "This video brought tears to my eyes. We are always so critical of the job we are doing mothering our children and most of the time we are doing a better job than we think." Our take on the video's message is, don't wait until Mother's Day to let your mom know how much she is appreciated

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