“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.”
Yes, it is all about you, at least for this one day a year.
Breathe it in.
Why? Because at least for this one day per year, Americans have decided to STOP and
take notice of the investment you have made into this country…world really.
Honestly, it’s the least we could do. Motherhood is probably the most rewarding yet challenging position that I and probably every other mother has found ourselves in. Nothing, and I mean nothing could really prepare you for it. It probably has more positions rolled into one than any other job out there, yet we do it tirelessly, endlessly, and willingly without regard for the toll it will take on our minds, bodies, hearts and souls. It is a calling. It is not for the faint at heart. It is the only thing that we look forward to do…must do, regardless of the pain it entails just to bring forth these beautiful blessings called babies whom we then nurture until they are ready to stand on their own.
Someone did it for us.
If that’s you…Celebrate yourself! You are worth it.
For standing behind your partner, often in the shadows lifting them up while you took care of the background…you deserve this day.
For often sacrificing your needs, desires & wants for the good of your family….you deserve this.
For the sleepless nights and the sometimes hungry days because you forewent because you forgot to eat…you deserve this day.
For the endless worrying for the lives of the ones you have been called to care for, while everyone else slept….you deserve this day.
For the hope that on some days when you just needed to hear an “I appreciate you, or Thank you” just to help refuel you…and no one said it…you deserve this day.
For all the times you are juggling mothering, housekeeping, bookkeeping, bus driving, activity coordinating, praying, maintaing your personhood (you are still one during this time as well) and don’t forget vixening (smile)(from the Rhodes dictionary)…you deserve this.
For the years of empty nesting when we suddenly realize that we must reinvent ourselves because we have been downsized from our previous position…you really deserve this day.
Because sometimes you didn’t even know how you would find the time or energy to shower, let alone put on makeup if you are still in the thick of childrearing and you forget that you are still Viable, Beautiful, and Valuable so take time for you…you are worth it.
Who cares that this day may be one of the most commercialized days in the world. YOU…WE DESERVE IT!
What other job would your apply for that does not even allow you really see the payout (fruits of your labor) for eighteen or more years? This is delayed gratification at it’s best, but really…that never even comes into the equation when this job is so willing taken on by millions of women across the world.
I believe that Mom’s, like our military forces are Unsung HEROES whom this world was built upon. We should honor them every day in one way or another. Even if it is as simple as a “THANK YOU” for she is priceless.
But at least this day…It is ALL ABOUT YOU and it darn well should be.
Kick your feet up. Relax. Enjoy your day.
In whatever way you can, let her know…(pampering oneself included) that this day is not overrated, but in fact it is UNDERRATED.
May we all feel extra loved and blessed this weekend.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”