Each year, on the second Sunday in May, we honor Mothers. I wanted to drop in and take a moment to express my gratitude as well.
To all of the biological moms, adoptive moms, step-moms, foster moms, mothers-in-law and maternal figures reading this – you are appreciated more than you know.
Being a Mom is one of the toughest- and BEST- jobs in the world. You sacrifice so many things for your children each and every day. And, the sacrifices don’t end just because your child has grown up and become an adult. Being a mom is a lifetime job.
Of course, along with the sacrifices, there are some pretty amazing benefits: a lifetime of hugs and kisses, endless gifts of handmade crafts and artwork, a built-in excuse to play like a kid, and an excess of snuggles, just to name a few. And, of course, so, so much love.
My kids bring me so much joy and fill me with more love than I could have ever thought imaginable. Becoming a mom is one of the greatest things that could have ever happened to me.
In honor of all of the Moms, Mothers, Mamas, Mommies and Mas out there, I’d like to leave you with one of my favorite poems that I feel captures the essence of Mother’s Day perfectly.
A Mother’s Love
by Carol Matthews
A Mother loves right from the start.
She holds her baby close to her heart.
The bond that grows will never falter.
Her love is so strong it will never alter.
A Mother gives never ending Love.
She never feels that she has given enough.
For you she will always do her best.
Constantly working, there's no time to rest.
A Mother is there when things go wrong.
A hug and a kiss to help us along.
Always there when we need her near.
Gently wipes our eyes when we shed a tear.
So on this day shower your Mother with Love.
Gifts and presents are nice but that is not enough.
Give your Mother a day to have some peace of mind.
Be gentle, be good, be helpful, be kind.
Happy Mother’s Day.
(This photo inspired me to create our own adoption Then & Now (details in part 4)).