Every Mother’s Day seems hectic to me. It’s has never really been about relaxing and taking the day for myself, after all I have several mothers that I need to celebrate in the process.
Mother’s Day has always been about:
- Making the meals for the family.
- Spending as much time with my husband’s family as well as my own.
Mother’s Day for me has always been about getting the family together.
I know I could say that I want the day to myself, but I’ll be honest, that is not what makes me happy.
I’m sure you would disagree, after all who doesn’t dream about lounging on a beach in paradise while someone serves them virgin drinks (yes I did say virgin).
But Yvonne over at Empowerment Moment’s Blog, has inspired me with her post, Why Showing Mom Gratitude is Good For Her…and You! and realized how fortunate my situation is.
I am thankful because:
- We live close to myremaining living Grandmother. My children (at least my older one) knows who she is, and has a relationship with her. That is a blessing within itself!
- My husband’s mother lives in the same city as us!
- My mother is here with us, and able to spend as much time as she likes with her grandchildren (an added bonus, my husband and mom get along)!
I’ve come to learn that Mother’s Day is not really about me. Yes, I am a mother, but it’s a time where I can also appreciate and say thank you to the mothers who stood before me. These are the women in my lives who have helped shaped me who I am today.
It is times like these that I can look down at my feet and know who has held me up. I know my foundation and my platform; I can see them, I can touch them, and I can still say, “Thank you, I love you.”
I pray, that while I am still surrounded by loving family, I show my children how we love our parents. After all, that is how I learned it by watching my parents show their respect and love for my grandparents.
The day will come when my children will be old enough to understand all of this, and everything will make sense to them.
For now, since they are young and do not understand yet, I’ll spend the day with my family doing something I love–watching my kids smile.
As for all the mothers out there who are celebrating Mother’s Day,