I am stuck in the hospital so the normal gift selection has not happened. I wanted to thank my Mom and my Mother-in- Law for dropping everything to take care of my babies through this trying time. I really appreciate the love you have provided to myself and my family! I know each day I continue to learn from your examples and I appreciate you both! Happy Mother’s day to all the Mommies!
This is a poem I found for my Mom. It is written by: Nicholas Gordon
You are my mother and my friend,
Which is unusual.
Somehow our characters must blend:
Your wisdom and my will.
I turn, and you are there for me;
I speak, you understand.
I feel cared for, but also free;
You lead but don’t command.
I’m fortunate that I was born
To someone just like you;
I love you, not just as my mom,
But for what you are and do.
The one habit I will not give up
Another week has moved by quickly, and I am left with my thoughts as we approach Mother’s day. I think back to when I knew I was going to be a mom. I think back to before I knew what being a parent meant and I think about all I have gained when I became a mom. I have three children, and each is unique.
I do not want to pinhole my children to be what I want them to be. I am working hard on supporting their choices and helping them make wise decisions. I want to continue with my habit of loving my kids and showing them kindness. I want to further my habit of making quality time for my kids and creating special experiences with their interest in mind. I want to not only come up with new ideas to connect with my children but not forget the old ones. I want to hold their hands and stand behind them, next to them or in front of them if the situations arise. I want to be their cheerleaders, coach, friend, sometimes enemy, but most of all I want to be their mom.
I want to continue to make good choices and thoughtful decisions on how I spend my time and money so that I can do the best by my children. I want to work on my marriage, so my children know it takes work to make love last. I want to lead by example, and I want to share my failures and celebrate my success. I want to keep the habit that I will not give up, and that habit is being the best version of myself so that I can continue to love my children fully.
On this Mother’s day weekend remember it isn’t about the gifts it is about being present. That is that best give you can give and receive.