Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, and all moms out there. We’re having a nice day here so far….I woke up with a headache/migraine-starter, 50% chance of rain expected for the afternoon BUUUUUUUUT……I have Excedrin on board, with coffee, Hubby is making breakfast, our youngest couldn’t wait to give me her present (which promptly made me cry) and she promised to smile this year for our picture. Here’s hoping for the best!
Today though, I realize that it hasn’t always been such a super day for me and it isn’t such a super day for everyone else. In fact, today can be a painful reminder for many women. Today I’ll remember my cousins who buried their mom a few weeks ago and other friends whose moms have passed away over the years. I’ll remember friends who are estranged from their mothers and struggle and doubt their own motherhood and parenting (which, BTW is phenomenal!!) . I’ll remember friends who’ve never had a chance to be a mother due to infertility. I’ll remember friends who have lost children. I’ll remember friends who care for special needs children. I’ll remember friends who are single mothers. I’ll remember friends who are struggling with prodigal children. I’ll remember friends who might be let down by the commercialism and in-your-face-ness of the perfect Mother’s Day.
This morning and this day I cried a few times, tears of joy and love, from a heart filled with gratitude toward my husband who is setting a beautiful example for our children through our marriage and his parenting, for children who test me, teach me, love me, forgive me, make me laugh and make each day better just by being part of our family.
And so the kid photo is a little blurry…Hubby is no fan of the iPhone camera and gave me full permission (demanded) I get my real camera fixed….beautiful necklace of which you can design your own HERE, the Publix cake and sweet girl’s card/letter to me. And just think, my birthday is only 4 days away and we can do this AGAIN!!!!