It took us 16 years of marriage for me to become a mother. There were a lot of Mother’s Days that I didn’t love and I know that for many mothers, there are a lot of Mother’s Days that are still hard. Maybe we don’t feel adequate. Maybe we compare ourselves to “perfect” mothers who are not perfect in real life, just in our view of them. Maybe we feel a sense of loss because we have truly lost something or someone. Mother’s Day can be difficult.
But now that I am a mother I love Mother’s Day. I love hearing my 4-year-old sing to the mothers with the other children at church. I love homemade cards and pint jars covered with tissue paper and glue. I love feeling that little body pressed up against my leg or my arm or my side…depending on where I am. I love his hand reaching for mine as we simply walk down the hall together. I love being called, “Mom.”
Happy Mother’s Day to you all – whether you have children or not. We are all nurturers and caregivers and friends and mothers to someone.
I have created a new line of vinyl quotes in my Silhouette store here. I love them. Yes, it’s true. I love them. I hope you love them, too.