Posted May 14, 2012on:
This is a great day!
If you are celebrating Mother’s Day because you have a child or children – sometimes don’t you just look at them and think I can’t believe they are mine?
In the middle of mayhem that is often part of healthy family living, if you can catch your breath and open your eyes, you will hear laughter mixed with shouting and see hands being held along with stingy, closed fists – it can stop you in your tracks as you wonder how did I get so lucky?
Now going out to dinner is often McDonald’s Play Place, fancy jewelry is a shiny “Sponge Bob” sticker on your blouse and your newest perfume smells surprisingly like baby spit up on your sweater-and you think who wouldn’t want to be me?
Days are hectic, nights are sleepless, money is stretched and each day is a new adventure & challenge and you wouldn’t change a thing.
If you are celebrating today with your mom, grandma or any other lady that holds a dear, permanent and honored place in your heart it is the perfect time to consider How can my life be like hers?
As days go by you find yourself wondering out loud When did my mom get here? Suddenly you are making decisions she would make and actually hearing her words come out of your mouth!
You look in the mirror and see your mom’s smile. You increasingly notice more & more people telling you how much you remind them of your mother and it is then that you think This is the highest compliment I can have.
You study her handwriting, you share coffee and conversation, you ask for her opinion and guidance, you can’t wait to tell your mom about the new restaurant you were just at and it’s her hand that you still hold and words that you cherish.
Take time today and take time tomorrow and take time for all of your life to honor your mother. She is the reason for your dreams. She is the one that always knew that you would be who you are today. She is the voice of celebration and the station of calm in your life. Your mother is the heart that beats for you.
I have had the very real blessing of being the daughter and daughter in law of the most loving, respectful and intelligent women on earth. They have taught me to fill my life with wonder and possibilities, to never question my value and influence and to always hold my family close to my heart and forever in my prayers. I hope you are so lucky.
Happy Mother’s Day
-Kate Dust, EduKids Education Director