As we spring into May, there is a sense of growth and wonder in the air.
How fitting is it that we will very soon be celebrating nature’s magic of motherhood.
As I look back to my own childhood, it was evident through the years that we celebrated Mother’s Day unlike any other holiday.
Throughout the year there were holidays wherein my tio & tias could not make the journey home to be with family.
However, everyone found their way home to be with my grandmother on Mother’s Day, even if only for a few hours to enjoy one meal together.
The love and reverence we have for our mothers is one like no other.
As we, mothers, prepare to celebrate our special day, I have a question for you:
Do you love & revere yourself?
The expectations & demands that are put on mothers today have evolved.
Although we live in a world with more opportunities, that also brings more challenges.
There are traditional moms.
There are single moms.
There are stay-at-home moms & working moms & moms going back to school
There are grandmas being moms.
There are moms of 12 and moms of 1.
There are grieving moms.
Regardless of which mom you are, you probably have at least one thing in common with every mom … you have probably asked yourself, at least once, “Am I doing this right?”
We have the toughest job in the world – we are raising little humans.
It is understandable to experience doubt, guilt & heartache along the way.
Be reassured & encouraged today.
Embrace the season you are in now, for seasons change and you will never get this day back.
Make the most of the time you have with your children; the years are long, but the days are short.
What my children seem to remember most were the little things, like the heart to heart talks while we drove to no particular destination with the music on.
Choose your battles, like enjoying a family movie night even if the house isn’t spotless.
Love your children; children should never have to earn our love, but rest in it.
Above all, love yourself.
~ Happy Mother’s Day ~