Aww… Mother’s Day. The day that reminds us it would be a very good thing to let our moms know, even if we didn’t do it much while growing up, how much they meant to us and how much they still mean to us. That time of year when we can show that little extra love and appreciation to our moms because… well… they deserve it. They are our unsung heroes. My hope is that many of you have good memories of your mom and the special relationship a mom has with her children.
My hope was to be a mom one day. I didn’t believe that event in life would ever happen for various reasons. I’m an LP, I didn’t date much at all and I just never expected to get married. Here I am now, blessed with 4 fabulous kids who are equally great and wonderful young adults. Now my twin boys Zachary and Jeremy are having babies in May and September. Since their birthday is in May, I always thought of them as my Mother’s Day gifts – all of my kids are! My daughter Molly was born on my birthday so I always thought of her as my birthday gift. Jacob was born in January and that was my perfect New Year’s gift to welcome in that year.
Mother’s Day makes me reflect on my mother. I moved away after college and didn’t have her around in my adult life. My parents still live in my home state of Michigan but I wonder if I ever let her know what an awesome mom she was (and still is), how much I appreciate all she did for me, and how much I love her.
Many people will say Mother’s Day and other such days are for card companies to make a little more money. Maybe that is so. But I also think we sometimes need to be reminded that there are important people in our lives and that we should acknowledge them. I’m glad I’m reminded to tell my Mom – on this day and many more days – that I love and appreciate her. She is a part of who I am today and I feel so blessed that she is my mom.
So this Mother’s Day I will send out a handwritten note telling my mom that she is the best. And I’ll get it out on time!