Saturday, May 10, 2014
Happy Mother's Day!
To all of you amazing mothers, grandmothers, step-mothers, mother-in-laws and gentle caregivers of the world .....
Abraham Lincoln once said, All I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother.
I doubt we understand the full scope of what being a mother means to the world. Its too easy to get caught up in all the little trials and challenges to see how important we are and how well we do. The world is complex and its easy to get overwhelmed and fall short of our ideals. What I notice when I see my mom and feel her soft hand, hold mine is that she is the beginning of everything good in my life and her love flows over me each and ever day. How amazing is that? She is much too humble to realize how important she really is.
Without her, there would not be a me. I would not have my amazing children, wonderful family or my beautiful grand child. She taught me love. She taught me gentleness, compassion and the importance of doing my best, even when its hard to even try. She told me I was important. She kissed my boo boos and soothed my heart aches. She taught me so many lovely things. She is the reason I love my life so much.
I will never know if I am as great of a mom as my mother. I am still working at it. If I were judged by how amazing my children are and how much I adore them, I would have to say I'm doing pretty well. They are filled with love. They share it with their families and my mom's love flows through me and into them. Its a pretty strong love.
I wish I could tell my daughter-in-law that she is amazing in such a way that she would feel it to her bones. Because she is stunning as a mom. I see it in how beautiful my grand daughter is and how, at 3, she feels happy in her life. Love flows from her.
I hope that today you see the full scope of your motherhood and what it means to the world. Our children all play together on this planet and so far, we seem to be doing pretty well. The world keeps turning and love keeps flowing.
So find some time to take in those glorious hugs and kisses. Put your feet up and have a quite cup of tea. Make that big dinner or better yet, let someone else do it for you. Think hard about the wonderfulness that flows from you. Think of all the people who would not be here if not for you. I'm sure you will be amazed by what you have done and how well you have done it.
Have the happiest mother's day ever!