Sharing a life with your child or children is a wonderful and indescribable journey. Not everyday runs smooth, and they shouldn’t. Lessons, good or bad are crucial to a person’s growth.
There are two sides to Mother’s day, a time for children to express their appreciation and a day for mothers to reflect on their joy.
Sometimes, work schedules or time with their spouse’s family means I can’t spend Mother’s Day, with one or all of our children. I understand though, and I’ve said this before, “Any day with them during the year, is Mother’s Day for me.”
Whether a visit on May 14, a phone call, or a message, I’m touched to receive the simplest acknowledgement.
Me as a Mother
Have I made mistakes?
You bet, but I’ve always done the best I could with the knowledge I had at the time.
Will I make more mistakes?
Probably. There should be no repeats, but parenting didn’t come with a manual for new situations, and I will be a parent until the day I die.
I believe, I’ve had a few successful moments too, though. About now, I’m imagining the kids and Mister, groaning and rolling their eye’s, but I’m sure, given enough thought they can come up with some precious memories of things I did right.
My message to our children, forgive my past and future imperfections and misjudgments and know the bottom line is, this Queen of Hearts, will always love you.
To my long past Mother: My love didn’t die with your physical being. I miss and think of you every day.
The years you get with your parents are never enough, so appreciate them while they are alive.
For Mother’s reading this, I hope you have a day that makes you happy or words or a message that make you feel special and loved.