Sunday is Mother’s Day. To mothers everywhere, I would like to wish you a very happy Mother’s Day! Mothers come in all forms; biological, adoptive, foster. Even in the form of teachers and mentors of children. If you have influenced a child’s life in a positive way then I think you need to be honored on this special day. I have had several special women throughout my life that I have considered a second (and even third) moms. They are wonderful ladies and I value all they have taught and shared with me. I am also very thankful for special women in our children’s lives. They have loved them and nurtured them just as if they were their own. Thank you ladies!
Mom’s Are Always There For You
As a mother of two children, I learned from my mother that it is important to always be there for them. Even when they are grown. As a mom, I think I will always want to feel needed in some way by my children. As they have grown older I have found that can be in something as simple as listening and when asked, giving advice. I know that I have not always been a perfect mom but that is to be expected. However, I hope that our children know that I love them unconditionally and am always there for them. As a parent it can be hard to see them grow up and make their own mistakes but that is just what makes you a good mom. The mistakes help them grow and mature. So, hang in there young moms. While you may want to rescue them from every bad situation there may be some learning that needs to take place.
Show Mom You Care
I feel that it is so important to show mom (or other special women in your life) you care. Not just on Mother’s Day but each day. To any woman that has had a special influence in your life take time to say thank you or give her a hug. In today’s world things move so fast and we are constantly on the go. Let’s take the time to remember what is truly important and that is relationships. Spending time with family and friends over a meal or just talking during an afternoon. My mom has passed away but I will certainly think of her on Sunday and be thankful for all she did for me and that she was always there.
Pass It On
“It only takes a spark to get a fire going. . . “ That is the beginning of the song, ‘Pass It On.’ I learned this song in youth choir while in high school. We would sing it at the end of every concert. It is quite special to me. If you are a woman whose mom or other special lady in your life influenced you in a positive way, then I ask that you pass it on. As women we have a responsibility to help future generations. Be an influencer; make a positive impact in someone’s life. Bake cookies with your children. Go to the park with your grandchildren. Volunteer at a nursing home or teach English to those who are new to this country and trying to learn. We can all do something to let people know they are cared about.
As you read this post it will be our daughter’s wedding day. Our little girl is all grown up and getting married. She is about to embark on a wonderful time in her life with a young man that she loves and I wish them the best life has to offer. I pray that she to will be a mother one day. I feel that in many ways she already has in her job, as she works with children.
For those of you whose mother has passed away I pray that Sunday will bring a time of reflection and good memories. To those of you whose mother is still living, take time to spend time with her in some way on Sunday and let her know she is loved and valued.
To mothers everywhere, Happy Mother’s Day!
Until next time,