Mother’s day, next to Valentine’s Day is a quintessential ‘Hallmark Holiday’. After all, great mothers are celebrated every day through the wonderful relationships which they cultivate with their children.
Whether you are a biological, surrogate, adoptive, or fur-baby Mama, you wake up every day, and do your best to make another being feel confident, capable, loved and secure.
As a mother, I often reflect upon what being a mother has meant to me. All of a sudden, my baby has turned into a handsome, capable, thoughtful 6’3″ (and growing) young man with his own perspective and life.
I do believe that had it not been for motherhood, I would have been found dead in ditch somewhere by now, with fabulous stilettos, a designer bag, and a great tan. Ah yes…becoming a mother certainly sets a girl’s priorities straight!
Motherhood is a journey of a lifetime, often only realized and experienced in retrospect. In present moments, we are bustling to cook a meal, do homework, get to practice on time and make sure everyone has what they need for the day.
…and then they grow up. Just a little bit. A little more independent. A little more sure of what their preferences are. A little bit more their own person.
You notice when you give them a kiss good night, or when they walk in the door after having been away for a few days. Your baby isn’t a baby, or even a child any more. They have, in those rushed moments, turned into a young woman or a young man, and they are their own person.
Sometimes, even when life happens right in front of us, it’s only through recollection and nostalgia that we piece together how those tiny babies we gave life to have become the wonderful, awesome people that they are at this moment.
From all of us moms out there to all of our kiddos – Thank you for the most amazing times of our life. We love you.
….did your take your jacket?….do you have enough money?….call me if you need a ride, even if it’s at 3am…