All week Mother’s Day has been on my mind. Partly due to my own Mother being gone. Partly due to my natural sons being so far away. However, trying to be the eternal optimist I have looked at every facet of being a mother. Motherhood when my children where babies… So cute and cuddly, never getting any sleep and lots of dirty diapers. Or when they were toddlers, learning something new each and everyday! Whether it was new vocabulary (oops) or playing their favorite game for the first time. How about the first school years, so informative! Eating glue… Homework… Dance, ballpark, soccer, baseball, gymnastics, karate, school projects and my oh so favorite… Bedtime. Which brings us to the teens. What can I say about raising teens? Most that comes to mind include 4 letter words, so let’s just say that is a difficult age. Children we love you very much!!! As our children grow into adulthood we watch the men and women bloom into the people that hoped that they would become, sometimes. If not, we help. Motherhood is a lifelong business. With no instructions, no paycheck, and little gratitude. But each and everyone of us would do it over again. As I jest about the trials and tribulations of raising children, and it IS hard, it comes with the love and fulfillment that is hard to define. In one moment you are bursting with tears of joy and the next you are crying with a broken heart… We forgive and forget the past, we love for today, and look forward for tomorrow!
As I mentioned in an earlier blog motherhood is not easy! You deserve not just one holiday, but many! Please take Sunday, May 12, 2013 and celebrate you and your Mother! Let someone ELSE do the work for the day!
As I tell my clients and friends, we are our own worst enemy. We say things to ourselves that we would never allow others to say. We push ourselves to limits we would never expect of anyone else. Sometimes it takes a second set of eyes to see the beauty and magic in you! Please set back and relax and enjoy. Let me leave you with 2 quotes that “I” am sure were meant for mothers…
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. Albert Einstein
When you are at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. Franklin D. Roosevelt