Happy Mother’s Day!
Whether you are a mother, or an aunt or grandmother who is like a mom…and even to those who only have furry kids to love - It’s a wonderful day to celebrate moms, or to remember moms no longer with us, and to be thankful for the good times we’ve had and the memories we share.
Last year this holiday was a difficult time for me, as a daughter, because both my stepmom and my mom-in-law were losing their battles to cancer and both passed away shortly thereafter and within a few months of each other. Now I can only remember them, celebrate who they were, and be thankful for the time I had them in my life. While I did spend time with my own mom last year, I likely wasn’t the best of company since my thoughts and focus were constantly someplace else; but she is my mom and I’m sure she didn’t hold it against me. That’s what caring moms do.
This year, I celebrate my mom, remember moms who have passed on and I am thankful for my own boys, who have never made me feel as if I need to wait for a holiday to hear how much they appreciate me. I am very, very grateful for that. The hardest part for me this year is the fact that my oldest is living in Hawaii, so this is the first Mother’s Day we haven’t been able to spend together.
I don’t mean to get too emotional, or end on a sad note, so I thought I’d share some cute quotes about moms to make you smile:
There is no way to be a perfect mother…but a million ways to be a good one.
Good moms let you lick the beaters…great moms turn them off first.
My kids call it “yelling” when I raise my voice.
I call it motivational speaking for the selective listener.
The quickest way for a mom to get her children’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.
My nickname is “Mom” but my full name is “Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom...”
A worried mother does better research than the FBI.
And finally, here’s the definition of “Mother” –
One person who does the work of twenty. For free.
So to all the mothers out there, whether your kids live near, or far, whether they show you every day, or make today something extra special to remind you they really love and appreciate you, or whether your only kids are the furry kind who have absolutely no idea what the significance of today might be, I wish you a truly wonderful and blessed Mother’s Day!